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  • WORLD

    Russia halts student exchange program with US

    The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.

  • WORLD

    Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.

  • WORLD

    Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons

    The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants.

  • WORLD

    More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

    One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying...

  • WORLD

    Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

    For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop...

  • WORLD

    Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

    Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, Mexican federal officials said, announcing the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country.

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

    As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the ...

  • OLYMPICS

    IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.

  • NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

    Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris

    Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

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