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Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

SUVA - Fiji military officials confirmed Saturday they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers captured by Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.Full article

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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

20 miners rescued, 5 still missing in Nicaragua collapse

As of 08/30/2014 5:20 PM
MANAGUA - Rescuers in Nicaragua on Friday rescued 20 miners who had been trapped deep underground for nearly two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine, but five more workers were still missing. Full article

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

As of 08/30/2014 1:35 PM
SEOUL - The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led. Full article

UN says detained peacekeepers in Syria are 'safe'

As of 08/30/2014 11:16 AM
UNITED NATIONS - UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman said Friday. Full article

Democrats keep Obama at distance ahead of mid-term elections

As of 08/30/2014 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's Democrats are walking a tightrope 10 weeks before US congressional elections: do they solicit the unpopular president's support or shun him as they try to maintain their Senate majority? Full article

Ebola hits 5th W. African state as Senegal confirms 1st case

As of 08/30/2014 10:57 AM
DAKAR - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal. Full article

Britain raises terror threat level on Iraq, Syria fears

As of 08/30/2014 8:47 AM
LONDON - Britain raised its terror threat risk level to "severe" on Friday, meaning an attack is thought to be "highly likely", due to fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria. Full article

Libya fighting hits migrants hard

As of 08/29/2014 10:58 PM
Migrants have been hit hard by the spiralling conflict in Libya which could lead to more of them taking to unseaworthy boats to try to reach Italy, the International Organization for Migration warned Friday. Full article

Chinese interceptions of US military planes could intensify due to submarine base

As of 08/29/2014 9:36 AM
HONG KONG/BEIJING - One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as dangerous - fly even closer. Full article

US rebukes Russia: 'Stop lying about Ukraine'

As of 08/29/2014 9:33 AM
UNITED NATIONS - Washington's envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council Thursday that Russia ''must stop lying,'' accusing Moscow of sending soldiers, tanks and weaponry to support separatists in eastern Ukraine. Full article