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Around the world with zero fuel

Story highlights Solar Impulse 2 was piloted by Bertrand Piccard on the final part of its epic expedition The lightweight aircraft weighs the same as an SUV but has the wingspan of a Boeing 747…


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Trump's Muslim travel ban

Trump has not defined which countries would be included in that list of territories, but on “Meet the Press” Sunday, he refused to rule out banning individuals from top US allies like France and Germany,…


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Turkey arrests journalists after coup

Turkey has cracked down on agencies and individuals suspected of having ties to cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for masterminding the July 15 attempted coup. Gulen, a longtime rival of Erdogan’s,…


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Former Beirut hostage dies

Sutherland was dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut when eight gunmen abducted him on June 9, 1985. He was released on November 18, 1991, having spent 2,353 days in captivity — the…


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Iraqis flee ISIS in dead of night

Then, in groups of two or three, they emerge from the night: men, women, children, the elderly. Some can barely walk. They’ve been on their feet for hours, and need to be carried the rest…


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ISIS suicide blast in Baghdad: 21 killed

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiya, which also injured more than 35 others, Iraqi security officials said. The claim by ISIS was released by the terror group’s media…


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What PokemonGo looks like in Syria

A media agency run by activists in Syria is capitalizing on the Pokemon Go craze to plead for help for children inside the war-torn country. The campaign has latched onto the global mania surrounding the…


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American volunteer killed fighting ISIS

Story highlights Levi Jonathan Shirley died fighting ISIS in northern Syria, YPG says United States has not publicly confirmed his death The YPG said Levi Jonathan Shirley, a volunteer also known as Agir Servan, died…


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Why the West should embrace Turkey

As unarmed civilians were bleeding in the streets, The New York Times tweeted, “A look at Erdogan’s controversial rule,” while Business Insider suggested “Erdogan could use the latest coup attempt to further tighten his grip.”…