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  • Syrian refugee crisis is escalating rapidly, U.N. says

     
    The number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring nations and seeking aid is rising by more than 2,000 a day and may total more than 700,000 by year’s end, seven times the projection made six months ago, the United Nations said....
  • Indian drug kingpin mysteriously escapes police custody

     
    India drugs criminal police: Indian police are red-faced after word leaked out this week that an alleged drug kingpin suspected of running a $40-million heroin and methamphetamine network walked away from the police unit guarding him and the escape was...
  • U.S. will seek to lift ban on Myanmar imports, Clinton announces

     
    The Obama administration will seek to lift the U.S. ban on imported products from Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Wednesday at the beginning of a meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein....
  • 5 Italian officials quit in protest over convictions tied to quake warning

     
    Three officials from an agency that advises the Italian government in emergencies resigned Tuesday in protest after a court convicted seven experts for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila sufficiently before a devastating earthquake struck...
  • Syrian regime, rebels agree to cease-fire for holiday, envoy says

     
    The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed to a cease-fire for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said....
  • Fresh clashes break out between Myanmar's Buddhists, Muslims

     
    At least three people were killed and hundreds of houses burned in a fresh wave of violence pitting Buddhists against Muslims in western Myanmar, news agencies reported Tuesday....
  • BBC investigating other allegations of sexual abuse

     
    The head of the scandal-hit BBC said Tuesday that the broadcaster is investigating allegations of sexual abuse or harassment against several of its staff members, apart from recent revelations about a popular children’s-show host who may have...
  • Wounded Syrian rebel leader refutes reports of his death

     
    BEIRUT--The leader of the Tawhid division, one of the largest rebel factions fighting in the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo, has survived an assassination attempt incurred while visiting the front lines, according to an oppositon video posted on...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Living life as Thoreau might

    Bethany Smedley was a little girl when she turned the cover of “Chasing the Dragon,” by Jackie Pullinger. It's the story of Pullinger's travels to Hong Kong to become a missionary. Inside Hong Kong was the infamous walled city, Kowloon....
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
  • Israel, Palestinian militants exchange strikes in Gaza Strip flare-up

     
    Tensions along the Gaza Strip intensified as a large barrage of rockets fired into Israel prompted an Israeli airstrike, marking an escalation in the latest round of fighting in the region....
  • 112 killed, homes burned as Buddhists, Muslims clash in Myanmar

     
    YANGON, Myanmar -- At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of houses burned as ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar intensifies, according to news reports and community activists, as the government struggled to restore order,...