Over 800 sea-borne migrants saved in Italy, northern Cyprus
ROME/NICOSIA (Reuters) - Italy's coastguard said it has rescued more than 600 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and North Africa this weekend and started a search for one man feared drowned during the passage.

No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.






Strikes kill 900
In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more than 900 people, nearly all militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers line up to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he departs from Kabul International AirportBy Steve Holland and Mirwais Harooni WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said. The decision made in recent weeks extends previous plans by authorizing U.S. troops to carry out combat operations against the Taliban to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces as part of the new ISAF Resolute Support mission next year. Obama had announced in May that U.S. ...


Surf queen: The ocean is my office
For the millions of us who sit at desks all day, Carissa Moore's description of her workplace might sound a little cruel.

I live with my parents and love it
I always pictured myself graduating from college, getting a cool job and even having a cute little place of my own. So far, I have a master's degree, and I got the coolest job ever as an emergency medicine physician assistant. But instead of waking up in a posh apartment, I hear the early-morning sounds of my family dog barking and my parents making coffee downstairs.

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