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Al-Maliki steps down as Iraqi prime minister

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Iraq | The Shiite leader’s eight-year tenure was marked by political strife

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | More married mommies. The rate of births among unmarried women is on the decline, according to data released Wednesday by the National Center for Health…

Updated list: Aid to the needy in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | This list includes U.S.- and British-based aid groups all with established work in Iraq who are assisting displaced families in the northern part of the…

Family pleads for detained American’s release from North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Persecution | The family of an American man detained in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes apologized to the country yesterday and pleaded with officials to show mercy…

Ebola claims another African doctor

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Ebola Virus | Another leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official announced Wednesday. So far, Ebola has infected more…

Globe Trot: Pakistan braces for Independence Day protests

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | PAKISTAN is bracing itself for huge protest movements taking to the streets on Thursday, the country’s Independence Day. It may be Cairo’s Tahrir Square…

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria fuel speculation about kidnapped girls

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | A string of suicide bombings by young women in northern Nigeria are stoking fear and prompting speculation that Boko Haram may be indoctrinating or coercing…

An expert weighs in on where the war on terror went wrong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Defense | Angelo Codevilla is not a household name, unless you’re a student of international affairs and military history. In that world, he's a certified rock star.

Spanish priest dies as ethicists debate Ebola drug protocols

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Ebola Virus | A Spanish missionary priest died today in Madrid after being treated for Ebola as international officials debate the ethics of using a new experimental…

Confronting ISIS—‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Iraq | When liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

Scientists retract explanation for narcolepsy-swine flu vaccine link

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Science | Scientists hoping to explain how a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy among Europeans may have to dream on. Stanford University researchers have retracted a…

France loosens abortion restrictions despite strong pro-life protests

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | French lawmakers legalized abortion on demand for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy under a new law passed Aug. 5 despite pro-life protests. The law, part of a…

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