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1 hr ago | 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,

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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,

13 hrs ago | 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

The Winnipeg Free Press

TV sales, satellite providers grow in Somali capital amid militant attacks on public places

Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing.


Related Topix: Piracy News, Somalia, Africa, Terrorism

Park Record

WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting have turned themselves into a hospital, a Liberian official said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Park City, UT

Olney Enterprise

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

People listen to a talking statue on their phones at the launch of Talking Statues in central London, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Europe, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England


Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city

The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Ukraine

The China Post

Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

In remarks to reporters returning to Rome from South Korea Monday, Francis recounted how he had a front-row seat to history when his Alitalia charter flew through Chinese airspace en route to South Korea.


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Gaza's zoo animals caught in crossfire

In a tiny cage, a baboon sits, picking seeds off the floor, desperately eating whatever he can find.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Opinion

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Syria's chemical weapons neutralized

Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons have been destroyed at sea, almost a year after nerve gas killed 1,000 people, including children, in a Damascus suburb, Secretary of State John Kerry said in statement Monday.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria


A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

Hospital officials say a woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant is starting to recover.

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Related Topix: Prison, Middle East, Iraq,

WTAG-AM Paxton

Obama 's War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror

There was a time not so long ago when the White House said al Qaeda was on its heels, the tide of war was receding, and the U.S. was turning its attention to Asia.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Terrorism

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

Soon after the news broke, the Islamic State group, which two weeks ago captured the Mosul Dam spanning the Tigris River just north of the city of Mosul, denied the claim, insisting it was still in control of the facility.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel,

ABC News

Cuban Photographer: Do You Recognize This Girl?

In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, Cameras,

Bellingham Herald

China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Regulators found the luxury unit of Germany's Daimler AG engaged in "vertical price-fixing" by abusing its control over supplies of replacement parts, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

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Related Topix: Asia, China