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5 min ago | KSWO

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.


Related Topix: Dominican Republic, Central America, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park

1 hr ago | Deseret News

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

A man watches a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, North Korea,

5 hrs ago |

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, us Travel, George Mason University, UMass Amherst, Saint Lawrence University

7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

US launches more airstrikes in Iraq

The Islamic State group had gained control of large swaths of western and northern Iraq and had taken the dam, but Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by a barrage of U.S. airstrikes were able to push the militants back and regain control of the dam.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

11 hrs ago | WHAS11

Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Liberia, Africa

12 hrs ago | WGMZ-FM Gadsden

Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.


Related Topix: Kenya, Africa, Weird

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria

14 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled

The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn't clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week.


Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, Autos

14 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

JAKARTA: Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.


Related Topix: Indonesia,

17 hrs ago | WBRZ

Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Evening Sun

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed.


Related Topix: South America, Brazil, Recreational Vehicle, Security


Pentagon: US tried to rescue hostages, including Foley

The United States attempted a rescue operation earlier this summer to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by ISIS, including journalist James Foley, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq

The Winnipeg Free Press

US Embassy warns of Venezuela flight cancellations, travellers could be stranded

The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when travelling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American country.


Related Topix: Travel, Venezuela Travel, Caracas, Venezuela Travel, Venezuela, South America Travel,

The New Zealand Herald

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid.


Related Topix: South Africa, Africa, Soap Opera, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television

WRIC-TV Richmond

Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer Miucha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.


Related Topix: South America, Brazil

Bellingham Herald

Eaton closing Charlotte plant, 84 lose jobs

The Charlotte Observer reported that Eaton plans to move the work done in Charlotte to plants in Indiana and Mexico.


Related Topix: Indiana, Ireland,

Cybercast News Service

10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, Asia, Weather

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Press groups urge probe of Honduras reporter slay

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Nery Soto Torres' killing and urged authorities to launch a full investigation and punish those responsible.


Related Topix: Honduras, Central America, Journalism,

US trying to verify video of American's killing

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Rochester, NH

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Latest Gaza cease-fire collapses

Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Africa, Egypt, Palestinian Territories