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1 hr ago | Monterey County Herald

Museums plan Piero di Cosimo exhibit in US, Italy

Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo's career in painting will be examined next year in a major exhibition planned for Washington and Florence, Italy.


Related Topix: Ballad, Painting, Arts, Italy,

5 hrs ago |

PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth Photobombs Selfie

Queen Elizabeth II photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie while attending the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasglow, Scotland on Thursday.


Related Topix: Elizabeth Ii, Queen Elizabeth, World News

10 hrs ago |

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition.


Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine

11 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

15 hrs ago |

Official Algerian news agency says Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Related Topix: Computers, Burkina Faso, Africa

16 hrs ago | Daily World

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.


Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East,

18 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on... Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Death Penalty

Wed Jul 23, 2014

South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking

The finance ministry said government spending would increase by 11.7 trillion won .


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Military, US Air Force, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, US Politics

WDRB-TV Louisville

Indiana teen pilot dies trying to set around-the-world flight record

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents


Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Aurora, IL, Life, Food, Hamburger


Judges in Afghanistan sentence police officer to death for shooting, killing AP photographer

A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,

Cybercast News Service

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Weather, Air Accidents, Ma Ying-jeou

New York Daily News

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.


Related Topix: Somalia, Africa


No peace in Mideast as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for "immediate cessation of hostilities."


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine)

The Fresno Bee

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

The bomber had rammed his explosives-packed car into a checkpoint in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Kazimiyah where people lined up in cars for security checks en route to a revered Shiite shrine during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.


Related Topix: Iraq, Explosion

The Marion Star

China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched

China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.


Related Topix: China, Asia

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

China cracks down on online rumors, porn

The state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday that the country would target pornography on smartphones and punish pornographic app creators.


Related Topix: China, Asia, Blog News

Click Orlando

Mom's regret over MH17 victim's plane fear

The mother of two brothers killed in the MH17 plane crash has spoken of her regret at not taking her youngest son's fears over the flight seriously.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Malaysia,


End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.


Related Topix: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez