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  • >'I don't want to fight anymore'
    Pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, unverified footage shows a terrified man telling rebels he is an Afghan immigrant to Iran. And Iranians are paying him $500 a month to fight in Syria, he says.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:09pm -
  • >Sistine Chapel gets makeover
    High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:08pm -
  • >Poland refuses to arrest filmmaker
    Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:02pm -
  • >Military chief takes over in Burkina Faso
    The President of Burkina Faso pledged to stay in power until a new leader is democratically elected, despite violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule in the West African country.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:56pm -
  • >Israel partially reopens access to holy site
    Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:55pm -
  • >They really don't like each other
    Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:02am -
  • Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso
    With protesters setting fire to the Parliament building in the West Africa country of Burkina Faso amid demands for economic change and political reform, President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the government.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:44am -
  • Why Kim Jong Un went missing
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a semi-official South Korean news agency reported Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:29am -
  • Chile's 'stolen children' seek truth
    Devastated moms, who were told their babies died during childbirth, are now trying to reunite with their lost kids -- a scandal created when their own parents colluded with their Church.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:55pm -
  • Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
    What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:40pm -

Washington Post

  • >In Ukraine’s European core, new weariness over war with pro-Russian rebels
    LVIV, Ukraine — As eastern Ukraine’s conflict has hardened and pro-Russian rebels look likely to hold their territory for years, Andriy Sokolev, a union leader in this European-oriented city, is fantasizing about a clean break. Read full article…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:47am -
  • >Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions after activist shot
    JERUSALEM — Israel partially reopened one of Islam’s holiest sites Friday amid soaring tensions that had Israeli security forces on high alert and the Palestinian president calling for a “day of rage.” Read full article >>
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:21am -
  • >WorldViews: Why Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream is leaving the West Bank
    Sodastream, an Israeli company that has won international recognition for its carbonated drink machines, announced this week that it plans to relocate its operations next year to a factory in southern Israel and away from its current facility in an…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Nov 14, 2:23am -
  • >WorldViews: How Canada faked its place in space
    The picture above shows a spacewalk during the space shuttle mission STS-114 in 2005. The astronaut in the picture is Stephen Robinson, an American, but the giant robot arm to his left is Canadian: It's the "Canadarm1," a high-tech robotic arm. Rea…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Nov 14, 1:40am -
  • >WorldViews: Uruguay election leaves pot plan a little foggier
    Uruguay, budding world capital of experimental marijuana legislation, is proving that legalized pot may indeed be a gateway drug to something more powerful: voter backlash. Last year, the South American nation (population 3.5 million) blazed a bold…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:36pm -
  • >WorldViews: Hong Kong politician likens protesters to American slaves
    A leading Hong Kong businesswoman and member of the city's Executive Council, which deliberates policy, compared the struggle of pro-democracy protesters to that of slaves in the American South in the 19th century. The remarks, which ran in a local…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:28pm -
  • >WorldViews: How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns for Halloween
    Clowns are a perennial Halloween costume: Not particularly zeitgeisty or inspired, but timelessly creepy and easy to recognize. This Halloween, however, one town in France has other ideas. In a decree issued Oct. 28, just days before the big day…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:52pm -
  • >WorldViews: Letter to Obama: Don’t be fooled if Beijing’s skies are blue
    When President Obama arrives in Beijing in November for an important Asia-Pacific summit, he shouldn't be surprised if the skies are a brilliant blue. The Chinese government is mounting a concerted campaign to make sure the capital’s infamous smog…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • >WorldViews: Crossword: What in the world, this week
    We hope you've been following the news this week, because it's time for our weekly quiz. The clock starts when you click the "START" button. The target time to complete this puzzle is 15 minutes. To see how scoring works, read this post. Read full…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:48pm -
  • >WorldViews: Happy Halloween! Here are 7 spooky images from the Middle Ages
    There are times when Halloween seems very much a modern fad, what with the profusion of industrially-produced candy and the annual emergence of terrible costume ideas riffing off current events. But what frightens us is largely the same as what sp…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:43pm -

Reuters

  • >Europe won't recognise vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognised by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman…
    - 11 mins ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:38am -
  • >Britain warns travelling nationals of heightened security risk from IS
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Friday warned its citizens travelling overseas of a heightened risk of attacks against them from militants linked to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, updating its official travel advice to reflect an increase in the gene…
    - 16 mins ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:33am -
  • >Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California
    MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other…
    - 20 mins ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:29am -
  • >Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
    FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed…
    - 45 mins ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:04am -
  • >Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California
    MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:41am -
  • >Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
    FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:35am -
  • >Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
    SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic S…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:32am -
  • >Exclusive - U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking: sources
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Nov 14, 3:13am -
  • >Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • >Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Nov 14, 12:49am -

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