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Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

Russian aid vehicles destined for eastern Ukraine may soon be on the move after the Red Cross confirmed receipt of security guarantees from Kiev and Moscow.
JC Finley
Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five Tibetan protesters died while in police custody after a protest in the Sichuan province of China, according to Tibet's government-in-exile.
Ed Adamczyk
Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

A man passed out on the Shanghai metro, but passengers on the crowded car did not rush to help -- they ran away instead.
Aileen Graef
Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina announced a proposed debt swap Tuesday to avoid a U.S. court ruling that pushed the country into default.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

President Barack Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyward, said "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL."
JC Finley
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw" through a Korean language news dispatch.
Aileen Graef
Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

Derision, aimed at police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., is coming from nations with strong authoritarian backgrounds and weak histories of human rights protection.
Ed Adamczyk
NATO soldier stabbed, killed near Kabul airport

NATO soldier stabbed, killed near Kabul airport

A coalition service member in Afghanistan was stabbed to death early Wednesday near the Kabul airport.
Ed Adamczyk
Explosion at Chinese mine traps 25 miners

Explosion at Chinese mine traps 25 miners

An explosion at a coal mine in eastern China on Tuesday killed two miners and has trapped 25 others.
JC Finley
Top of Moscow skyscraper painted Ukrainian colors

Top of Moscow skyscraper painted Ukrainian colors

The emblem atop a 32-story Moscow building was painted blue and yellow, Ukraine's national colors, by unidentified activists early Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
David Cameron: Murder of journalist James Foley is 'depraved'

David Cameron: Murder of journalist James Foley is 'depraved'

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is returning from vacation early after video surfaced showing the murder of journalist James Foley.
Aileen Graef
Iran's Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

Iran's Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

The Iranian Parliament voted Wednesday to impeach Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana.
JC Finley
'Man-eater' tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

'Man-eater' tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

A tiger suspected of killing at least seven people in western India over the last six months was shot and killed on Tuesday evening.
JC Finley
A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

A report from Danish brewer Carlsberg Group said sale of its beer in Russia and Ukraine declined in the second quarter of 2014.
Ed Adamczyk
Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

In an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, a neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, was quarantined and an army-enforced curfew was established.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

On Wednesday, the United Nations delivered its biggest aid shipment in more than a decade to northern Iraq.
JC Finley
Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

Heavy rain triggered landslides in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people.
JC Finley
Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a "miraculous recovery" following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
Gabrielle Levy
White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

The White House has issued an interim response to a graphic video posted online of U.S. journalist James Wright Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State.
JC Finley
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