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Islamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria

Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria‑Turkey border.

British jets strike IS jihadists west of Baghdad

British fighter jets fired on Islamic State militants west of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday, in their second strikes in as many...

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

A dozen more bodies have been found near the ash‑covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another...

Norway named best place to grow old

Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst....

At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in east Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school...

UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U. N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher...

Japan unveils 'anti-loneliness' hugging chair

There are times in everyone's life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that's always ready to give a...

India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in...