U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year
President Obama has authorized the military in Afghanistan to continue to target Taliban fighters next year, broadening the scope of the training mission.

Obama to visit India in January: White House  

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and US President Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House, on September 30, 2014US President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for its Republic Day celebrations and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said Friday. His trip follows up on Modi's debut visit to Washington as India's leader in September. "The president will meet with the prime minister and Indian officials to strengthen and expand the US-India strategic partnership," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.


Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.






How social media elevated #Ferguson
The protests in Ferguson are an example of how social media can elevate a local story into the national conversation.

6.8-magnitude earthquake in Japan collapses homes, causes injuries - Fox News


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6.8-magnitude earthquake in Japan collapses homes, causes injuries
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TOKYO – A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said. The magnitude-6.8 ...
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Killers' families pay price for attacks
Israel has revived its controversial demolition policy in the wake of several recent terror attacks. Israel says it may save lives. Palestinians say it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Bahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote
MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in elections boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favor the Sunni Muslim majority represented by the ruling family.






FBI arrests 2 men on firearms charges near Ferguson
The arrests come as authorities increase law enforcement presence ahead of grand jury decision in Michael Brown case

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