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  • Explorer Rescued After 12 Days in Peru Cave

    Explorer Rescued After 12 Days in Peru Cave

    An injured Spanish spelunker trapped in a 400-meter (1,312-feet) deep cave in Peru was rescued on Tuesday, fellow explorers said, ending his 12-day ordeal.

  • UN Urges Peaceful Resolution to Hong Kong Protests

    UN Urges Peaceful Resolution to Hong Kong Protests

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Chinese authorities and Hong Kong protesters to peacefully resolve their differences after riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters.

  • Global Warming Linked to Some Worldwide Heat Waves

    Global Warming Linked to Some Worldwide Heat Waves

    Global warming likely contributed to heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia, but not all extreme weather events worldwide could be linked to climate change, international scientists said on Monday.

  • Afghan 'First Lady' Edges Towards a Public Life

    Afghan 'First Lady' Edges Towards a Public Life

    In Afghanistan's strictly patriarchal society, women are generally hidden from public view, but Rula Ghani could be the exception after her husband paid her a heartfelt tribute at his presidential inauguration on Monday.

  • American Beheading Suspect's Mother Apologizes in Video

    American Beheading Suspect's Mother Apologizes in Video

    The mother of an American worker suspected of beheading one of several colleagues he had tried to convert to Islam has broken her silence, apologizing in a video posted online.

  • Islamic State Rockets Hit Besieged Syrian Kurdish Town for First Time

    Islamic State Rockets Hit Besieged Syrian Kurdish Town for First Time

    Rocket fire by jihadists from the Islamic State group hit the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on Saturday for the first time, wounding 12 people, a monitor said.

  • British Minister Resigns over Newspaper Story

    British Minister Resigns over Newspaper Story

    A British minister announced his unexpected resignation on Saturday over a story due to be published in a tabloid newspaper, in a blow to David Cameron's Conservative-led government.

  • Blind Sailors 'See the Sea' on Polish Waters

    Blind Sailors 'See the Sea' on Polish Waters

    Walentyna Koziol was born with impaired vision. Fast-forward half a century and she is sailing a yacht through the mist on a lake in eastern Poland, without a care in the world.

  • IS Jihadists Close in on Syria Kurdish Town: Monitor

    IS Jihadists Close in on Syria Kurdish Town: Monitor

    Islamic State jihadists were closing in on Syria's third largest Kurdish town Sunday after their capture of surrounding villages sent tens of thousands of refugees streaming into Turkey, a monitoring group said.

  • Australians Rally for Climate, Including at G20 Talks

    Australians Rally for Climate, Including at G20 Talks

    Australians rallied for climate action on Sunday, from protesters chanting "Green energy" outside G20 talks to forming a human chain message in Sydney as part of an international day of action.

  • New Zealand PM Credits Handling of Economy for Poll Win

    New Zealand PM Credits Handling of Economy for Poll Win

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Sunday said his steady handling of the fragile economy was the "overwhelming" reason for the centre-right National Party's historic third election victory.

  • A Week After Devastating Storm Odile, Los Cabos Struggles

    A Week After Devastating Storm Odile, Los Cabos Struggles

    There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile.

  • Kenya Marks Anniversary of Westgate Mall Attack

    Kenya Marks Anniversary of Westgate Mall Attack

    Kenya on Sunday marks a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, with anniversary commemorations including the unveiling of a memorial stone and candlelight vigil.

  • Pope Francis in Albania to Promote Inter-religious Harmony

    Pope Francis in Albania to Promote Inter-religious Harmony

    Pope Francis travels to Albania on Sunday for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe.

  • NASA's Mars Spacecraft to Begin Orbit of Red Planet

    NASA's Mars Spacecraft to Begin Orbit of Red Planet

    A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet on Sunday.

  • El Salvador Ex-President Jailed for Corruption

    El Salvador Ex-President Jailed for Corruption

    Former El Salvadoran president Francisco Flores, accused of embezzling $15 million donated by Taiwan while in office, was sent to prison on Friday after the court revoked his house arrest.

  • Pet Animals Become Victims of Ebola Scare in Ivory Coast

    Pet Animals Become Victims of Ebola Scare in Ivory Coast

    From monkeys to big cats, people in Ivory Coast like to keep wild animals as pets but are now rethinking the custom with the deadly Ebola virus sweeping neighbouring countries.

  • Shells Leave Ukraine's Coal Miners Digging for Survival

    Shells Leave Ukraine's Coal Miners Digging for Survival

    They spend much of their day clearing their gardens of shrapnel, digging up potatoes or chopping wood to prepare for the fast-approaching winter.

  • Green Dream: Can United Nations Summit Revive Climate Issue?

    Green Dream: Can United Nations Summit Revive Climate Issue?

    Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN summit brake the juggernaut of climate change.

  • In US, Growing Skepticism Over 'No Boots on Ground' War Plan

    In US, Growing Skepticism Over 'No Boots on Ground' War Plan

    President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without US ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted.

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