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  • WORLD

    Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

    Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.

  • WORLD

    Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

    Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, although the country has yet to define what role...

  • BUSINESS

    Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

    Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.

  • 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

    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

    Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor

    Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.

  • 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

    Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

    The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren.

  • WORLD

    Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors

    Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday.

  • WEIRD NEWS

    Union chief: Irish army running short of uniforms

    Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.

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