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Oct 14, 2014
1:18 am
BOSTON — In times of war, Americans can be counted on to rally behind the flag. And polling indicatesthat most Americans support President Barack Obama as he leads a new offensive against the so-called Islamic State (or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.But in contrast to George W. Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, it’s been just over a month since the president's speech on the Islamic State war, and already detractors appear to dominate. The big picture: How the battle against the Islamic State and Assad (yes, Assad) is meant to unfold.
Oct 19, 2014
1:43 am
Joaquin guzman 2014 10 17
Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. But a number of them are still at large.
Oct 16, 2014
3:50 am
India child labor
Some of his compatriots doubt the child labor campaigner deserved the award.
Oct 18, 2014
6:08 pm
Kobani oct 18
Islamic State militants have battled Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani.
Oct 18, 2014
11:49 am
Hong kong protesters oct 18
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters.
Oct 18, 2014
12:23 am
Evil baby leopard
The Natural History Museum of Maputo might have one of the creepiest collections in the world.
Oct 15, 2014
12:01 am
Brazil Tuffy Habib still 2014 10 14
Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
Oct 17, 2014
5:10 pm
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Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in Europe's nervy markets.
Aug 15, 2014
5:12 pm
Ebola quarantine 15
Health workers struggle to contain an outbreak.
Africa, Health
Oct 17, 2014
3:00 pm
Greater albania map
Political and historical grievances run deep in this part of the world.
Oct 17, 2014
3:38 am
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Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
Oct 17, 2014
3:38 am
Thailand traffic cop
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
Oct 17, 2014
1:22 am
Shia militia train iraqi army
US-backed Iraqi forces and their band of ruthless Shia militia groups have been carrying out atrocities of their own against Sunni civilians.
Oct 16, 2014
3:50 am
Ebola mourn dead 9
Switch off the television and read this instead.
Oct 17, 2014
7:28 am
2014oct16 obama on isis
Commentary: Better to commit troops now to help ensure victory than continue a half-hearted, low-cost gamble.
Oct 16, 2014
3:58 pm
Gaza kids rubble 2014 10 16
The big donations announced at lavish donor affairs may not be as generous as they seem.

Oct 17, 2014
8:50 am
Homepage chatter v2
The US is partnering with some seriously questionable allies in Iraq.
Oct 17, 2014
7:26 am
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Prisoners in Pennsylvania have taken matters into their own hands.
Oct 16, 2014
9:43 am
They are really bad.
Oct 16, 2014
3:50 am
Matchmaker crop
The whole world is watching as the Irish prepare to head to the polls next spring.
Oct 16, 2014
7:01 am
2014oct15 synod bishops
As Catholic bishops from around the world discuss "family issues," friendlier language toward gays and lesbians is creating fireworks.
Oct 15, 2014
2:45 pm
Abbott 6/5/14
And it's only Wednesday.
Oct 16, 2014
3:49 am
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Competition for jobs pits native Italians against Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians fleeing war and repression.
Oct 15, 2014
11:54 am
Mexico missing students mass oct. 14 2014
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed Tuesday to take action 'to avoid a repeat of events like those in Iguala.'
Need to Know, Mexico
Oct 14, 2014
7:30 pm
Kobani airstrike 2014 10 14
Kurdish fighters won a symbolic victory in the Syrian Kurdish town with the recapture of a strategic hill.