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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would convene the council on Friday to show international support for the new Iraqi government and encourage it to be inclusive while supporting its efforts to combat the Islamic State group.
5 hrs ago | Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today
Thornhill Community Academy's straight-talking headteacher Jonny Mitchell showed the world what life in the classroom is really like in the award-winning TV documentary series Educating Yorkshire. Perhaps it is because I spent four years in Edinburgh whilst at University that I feel so passionately about what is about to happen in Scotland, a potentially historic decision which could very well change the whole climate in the United Kingdom.
9 hrs ago | SFGate
The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence that left thousands of people dead. The U.N. has stationed peacekeepers in the country, and Secretary of State John Kerry said in statement Monday progress has been made at putting the nation on "a path toward peace and stability."
10 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville
The man whose giant rubber duck was stabbed 42 times in Belgium, attacked by a suspected eagle in Keelung City, Taiwan, and sunk in Hong Kong has a new disaster to contend with: grilled rabbit. Hofman's giant Moon Rabbit, on exhibit at the Taoyuan Land Arts Festival since Sept.
11 hrs ago | Daily Journal
The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.
13 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette
CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton, centre, and Rail Minister Claire Perry have a discussion with a commuter at Blackfriars Station And one irate passenger took his frustration out on Rail Minister Claire Perry as she helped launch the new franchise at Blackfriars station in London. Covering routes both north and south of London, the franchise - the biggest on the network - is run by Govia and is called Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern .
Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.
Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.
14, 2014. . Tourists watch the ocean from inside a swimming pool at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.
A copy of a police alert handed out Friday by friends and family of a woman sexually assaulted in the Roseland neighborhood this week. A copy of a police alert handed out Friday by friends and family of a woman sexually assaulted in the Roseland neighborhood this week.
NEW DELHI/BEIJING China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies China, India and Japan have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.
According to the British newspaper The Independent , Dr. Kidman, who was a clinical psychologist, was visiting his daughter, Antonia Kidman, in Singapore when he accidentally fell. No other details about the fatal incident were released, including when the accident occurred.
In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.
Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.
Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, you could get into the Magic Kingdom for just $18. Now, tickets cost $99 and up.
BART expects to begin a late-night weekend bus service as early as December to carry riders from jobs, night clubs and social visits after the trains stop running at midnight. After at least four years of talks and studies, BART officials now say the pieces are coming together to conduct a yearlong test of a limited bus service after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:22 pm
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