Yemenis Say American Moved Days Before Special Ops Mission to Free Hostages
A team of U.S. special operations forces rescued eight hostages being held in a cave by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a remote part of northern Yemen.

Chuck Hagel’s resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?
President Barack Obama’s acceptance yesterday of the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left little doubt that the administration wants to turn a page on a foreign and national security policy mired in crisis and controversy. Less clear is the internal role that Hagel played in crises ranging from the Islamic State to Ebola and what policy change the White House hopes to telegraph by pressuring him to resign.

China's new 'stealth' fighter
Zhuhai's Air Show has always been a venue for surprises, usually first-time showings of advanced Chinese military hardware.

Britain awards East Coast rail contract to Stagecoach-Virgin JV
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would award a contract to run trains between London and Scotland to a Stagecoach and Virgin partnership, returning the East Coast line to private control after five years in state hands.

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China's private education love affair
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.

Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city
DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal.

Freak accident: Why Phil Hughes died
The shocking death of cricketer Phil Hughes -- fatally injured in a freak sporting accident -- has left many wondering how it could have happened.