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  • Syria fights to free gas field from Islamic State

    ISTANBUL The Syrian military and the Islamic State engaged in fierce battle Saturday as the government tried unsuccessfully to dislodge the radical Islamists from a gas field seized two days earlier in an attack marked by the executions of 200 soldiers,...
  • Courts hear parents battle over circumcision

    Courts hear parents battle over circumcision
    The boy's fourth birthday is coming up and his mother and father are fighting over a tiny piece of him — his foreskin. Dad wants his son circumcised; mom doesn't. So now a state appellate court may have to decide. This unusual dispute doesn't...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • Venezuela opposition leaders call for US sanctions amid simmering political, economic crises

    BOGOTA, Colombia The United States has a moral "obligation" to impose sanctions against Venezuelan leaders accused of violating human rights and other crimes, opposition figures said Friday. During a forum in Doral, Fla., about the future of the South...
  • All Aboard Florida tries to fight big misconceptions

    The folks from All Aboard Florida wanted to set me on the right track. They're about to unveil drawings of their downtown West Palm Beach station – sound the trumpets! – and they were concerned with all the concerns I've been raising...
  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
  • Syrian airstrikes on ISIS mark new strategy in civil war

    ISTANBUL After taking a hands-off approach toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria for several months, the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has reversed course and launched air attacks against the Sunni Muslim extremist group inside both...
  • San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack

    San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack
    Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms. By Thursday night, half a world away from...
  • U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force says no to leadership shake-up

    U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force says no to leadership shake-up
    The major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has voided its prime minister’s decision to disband the group’s military command structure and fire its top general. The reversal reflects the deep divisions, clashing rivalries and...
  • Plenty of kicks, few complaints so far at World Cup in Brazil

    After the Greece-Japan World Cup match here Thursday night, groups of Japanese fans wandered outside the stadium for awhile, asking around for the location of public transportation back to a city center that does not exist. Eventually, they found a taxi...
  • Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics

    Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics
    When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that...
  • Junta expects next Thai elections in October 2015

    Junta expects next Thai elections in October 2015
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military junta will install an interim constitution next month, and elections will be held around October 2015, its leader announced Friday. Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a coup last month,...