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Third-graders face high-stakes reading targets

The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year‑old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.

Khmer Rouge leaders lodge appeal of convictions

Two Khmer Rouge leaders have formally appealed convictions for crimes against humanity which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's...

Neutral arbitrator to hear Rice appeal: ESPN

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic violence will be heard by a neutral arbitrator, not NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or...

Bahrain court revokes citizenship of nine over arms smuggling: Agency

A Bahraini court on Monday revoked the citizenship of nine people convicted of trying to smuggle...

US judge calls Argentina in contempt in debt case

A US judge ruled Argentina in contempt of court Monday for its attempts to skirt his block on payments to holders of the country's restructured debt.

Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola‑hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of...

Man opens fire during Ethiopian Embassy protest in Washington

A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video...

Deadliest attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce

Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters Tuesday after the deadliest wave of...

California passes first US 'Yes means Yes' sex consent law

California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so‑called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus -- dubbed a "Yes means...

Secret lives: an evening in a Ugandan gay bar

Just as he attends church on Sunday morning, there's another sacred place Nick, a 23-year‑old Kampala stylist, flocks to every Sunday night.