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  • WORLD

    UN rights chief: MH17 downing a possible war crime

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

  • WORLD

    The beautiful, historic shrines that Islamists try to destroy

    News emerged last week that among their various outrages, Islamic State militants had destroyed the Tomb of Jonah in the city of Mosul, a biblical site holy to Christians and Muslims alike, which the jihadists “turned to dust,” according to an Iraqi official. The militants espouse...

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    Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya’s capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

  • WORLD

    Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Liberia has closed border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak. The disease has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region, including two American aid workers.

  • WORLD

    In strife-torn Ukraine, soccer is more than just a game

    Sergey Sapsay showed up early at Olympic Stadium Sunday to hang a banner honoring the owner of the soccer club he supports, Oleg Babaev.

  • WORLD

    Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

    An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.

  • WORLD

    38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

    Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital’s international airport raged on and European nations warned their citizens to leave.

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    Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

    One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

  • WORLD

    In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower...

  • BUSINESS

    US stocks flip between slight gains and losses

    Major stock market indexes drifted between slight gains and losses Monday afternoon, as traders prepare for a week full of reports on the economy and corporate profits.

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