Obama arrives for funeral of former Israeli PM Peres

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The body of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres will be laid to rest in a funeral attended by world leaders flanked by heavy…

Regime forces amass around Aleppo as diplomacy falters

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As an estimated 10,000 Syrian-led ground troops amass east of Aleppo, the US is considering a tougher response to Russia over its support for the Assad regime…

Report: Trump broke law by doing business in Cuba

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A new report says Donald Trump sought to invest in Cuba in the late 1990s, raising the possibility that the GOP presidential nominee violated US law.


North Korea floods: Survivors homeless, sick as winter looms

One month after devastating floods ravaged North Korea's northeast, aid agencies have warned that many survivors are homeless and at risk of disease as winter…

Wells Fargo worker retaliation claims rile up Congress

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Members of Congress are alarmed over horror stories from Wells Fargo workers who say they were fired after blowing the whistle on illegal activity.

Nearly a…

Hoboken train crash: 1 dead as focus turns to rail safety

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It happened without warning, without time for passengers to realize they were barreling headlong into a deadly tragedy, without time for commuters standing on…

India and Pakistan's Kashmir dispute: What you need to know

It's a stunning region of snow-capped peaks nestled in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges favored by Bollywood directors.

It's also home to a 69-year…

UN official blasts Security Council for inaction on Syria

A senior UN humanitarian affairs official has condemned in the strongest terms the international community's response to the crisis in Aleppo, where he says…

Congress has buyer's remorse for overriding veto

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Top congressional leaders from each party expressed buyer's remorse Thursday about a controversial new law that was enacted over President Barack Obama's…

Could India and Pakistan go to war?

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Could India and Pakistan really go to war?

This is a question that has long been purely rhetorical - and almost absurd. After all, both countries have long…

Hoboken train crash: What we know

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The investigation continues into a deadly rush hour commuter train wreck Thursday at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York area. Here's what we know…

Defense Secy: US to 'sharpen edge' in Asia

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The US will "sharpen our military edge" in the face of Chinese territorial expansionism and other regional threats as it embarks on the next phase of its pivot…

World leader Trump admires? The same one he's vilified

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Asked to name a world leader he admires and would like to emulate, Donald Trump on Thursday pointed to the foreign head of state he has most vigorously…

Engineer in Hoboken train crash identified

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It happened without warning, without time for passengers to realize they were hurtling headlong into a deadly tragedy, without time for commuters standing on…

Howard Stern says Trump backed Iraq War in 2002

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Howard Stern confirmed Tuesday that Donald Trump expressed support for the Iraq War on his radio show in 2002 -- a claim Trump has denied despite a show…

Kashmir: Pakistan calls emergency meeting amid 'deteriorating situation'

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will convene an emergency cabinet meeting Friday about the "deteriorating situation" in Kashmir, he said in a…

Bush downplays report he's voting for Libertarian

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Jeb Bush sought to downplay a new report that he was voting for Gary Johnson, saying he hasn't made up his mind. But the former Republican presidential…

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