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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:33:38 GMTIraqi forces fired mortar shells at Islamic State positions south of Mosul on Friday.Dozens of extra analysts have been dispatched to Iraq to pore over data that could offer insight into the group’s operations and future terror plots.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:44:02 GMTThe shooting, the highest-profile attack against an army official since 2013, was thought to be linked to the officer’s role in destroying tunnels used by Hamas.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:23:10 GMTA man passes by a Samsung electronics shop in South Korea, where life can literally begin and end with Samsung.The withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7, because it is prone to catch fire, is a source of humiliation to many in a country that had prided itself on the company’s success.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:26:50 GMTPresident Xi Jinping of China at the Great Hall of the People in September. The Communist Party’s anticorruption commission has assumed a growing role as political inquisitor, investigating the commitment of cadres to Mr. Xi and his agenda.The Communist Party’s anticorruption commission investigates state agencies and businesses to keep them in line as President Xi Jinping prepares for a new five-year term.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:07:26 GMTKigeli V, a towering presence at 7 feet 2 inches, reigned for less than two years.The monarch, who reigned for less than two years and spent over 50 in exile, ended up a pauper in Washington.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:04:35 GMTA gay bar in Glasgow. In the span of a generation, Scotland has shed much of its traditional social conservatism and enthusiastically embraced diversity in sexuality.Once known as a bastion of social conservatism, Scotland has changed dramatically in a generation, not least through the election of gay candidates.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:49:38 GMTDonald J. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that the election will be “rigged” and “taken away from us.” Political scientists say this type of rhetoric erodes popular faith in democracy.Mr. Trump’s claims that the vote will be “rigged” and “taken away from us” erodes popular faith in democracy, political scientists say.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:17:11 GMTAvianca grounded all flights to Caracas, Venezuela, and rerouted several others to avoid Venezuelan airspace until further notice.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:49:19 GMTThe pirate said $1.5 million had been paid for the release of the sailors, seized in 2012 and among the few hostages still in the hands of Somali pirates.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:32:56 GMTThe Libyan pro-government forces freed 13 foreigners after a battle to recapture part of the city, an Islamic State stronghold.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:22:13 GMTYou might end up touching noses in New Zealand, figuring out how many air kisses to give in France, or receiving a bone-crushing handshake in Russia.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:34 GMTAntonio Vassallo, 100, and his wife, Amina Fedullo, 93, at home in Acciaroli, Italy.Researchers believe food choices and environmental factors could help explain exceptional longevity among the inhabitants of Acciaroli, Italy.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:07:41 GMTA Paris fashion event in 2007.Women over 40 get too much unwanted advice on what to wear. Stuff it!
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:05:27 GMTSarajevo, 1993. Sarajevo was the last great city at the western boundary of the Ottoman Empire, while Aleppo was the greatest city on its eastern side.Twenty-four years ago I was a young man in Sarajevo. Now I watch Aleppo and imagine what life is like there.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:30:21 GMTPosthumously erasing convictions for gross indecency, sodomy and “crimes against nature” is a critical move in the right direction.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:32:12 GMT“Pilgrims surprised me with their warmth.”This reporter’s long-dreamed-of journey to explore the heart of Islam revealed surprises, debunked stereotypes and produced one stunning bird video.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:21:57 GMTLaborers transported ammonium nitrate at the crossing from Akcakale, Turkey, into Syria in April 2015. The compound, a common fertilizer, has been used by terrorists to create explosives.How New York Times reporting may have made the Middle East just a little bit safer.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:50:16 GMTThe Turkish town of Hasankeyf will be submerged under 200 feet of water after a hydroelectric dam now under construction is completed.A contentious dam project that dates to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:25:04 GMTDuring the 10-day Hindu festival Mayana Kollai, the troubles of transgender women are distant as they transform into the deities they worship and are revered by villagers.