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  • WORLD

    Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

    The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.

  • WORLD

    Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

    A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the city.

  • WORLD

    Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

  • WORLD

    W. African leaders, WHO meet to address Ebola

    Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

  • WORLD

    Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

    With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.

  • NATIONAL

    35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured.

  • WORLD

    Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became known as the first Commonwealth...

  • WORLD

    Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

  • WORLD

    12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

    The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that devastated a more than 2 square kilometers (1 square mile) area, killing 26 people and injuring...

  • CELEBRITIES

    Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

    A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced.

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