Islamic State beheads another US journalist

The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters in Iraq.Full article

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China opens new route to disputed islands

As of 09/02/2014 11:25 PM
China is opening a new route for cruise ships to sail to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Tuesday, in a move that is likely to irritate Vietnam. Full article

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

As of 09/02/2014 2:41 PM
Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. Full article

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

As of 09/02/2014 7:37 AM
Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. Full article

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

As of 09/02/2014 7:35 AM
Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. Full article

Iran aiming for nuclear accord: foreign minister

As of 09/02/2014 7:34 AM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had "good discussions" Monday with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran was committed to an accord over its contested nuclear program. Full article

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia

As of 09/02/2014 7:31 AM
Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital went on strike on Monday, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation. Full article

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

As of 09/01/2014 7:40 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. Full article

Six dead in Paris suburb building explosion

As of 09/01/2014 7:37 AM
Six people were killed on Sunday when an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris, reducing half a residential block to rubble, emergency services said. Full article

China slams door shut on full HK democracy in 2017 vote

As of 08/31/2014 6:31 PM
BEIJING/HONG KONG -- China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists. Full article

Lawmaker who called for Israel boycott attacked in London

As of 08/30/2014 6:05 PM
LONDON - An outspoken lawmaker who declared an "Israel-free zone" in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday.   Full article