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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The United States has warned of a "significant escalation" in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, after Kiev announced the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers ahead of a key meeting Tuesday between the estranged countries' leaders.
India criticized for low-caste waste cleaners
Hundreds of thousands of impoverished, low-caste Indians are still working with their bare hands to clean human excrement from open roads and millions of dry pit latrines across the country, despite Indian laws prohibiting such work, an international rights group said Monday in urging reform.
California wine country hit by 6.0-magnitude quake
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
US citizen held in Syria has been freed
James Foley's family celebrates his life, prays for safe return of hostages
The family of murdered U.S. journalist James Foley prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages Sunday as hundreds gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line.
Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.
Monday, August 25, 2014
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northern California early Sunday, knocking out power and causing some damage to roads in Napa and Sonoma counties, officials said.
National Zoo celebrating panda cub's first birthday
The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Saturday, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage.
Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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