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Volunteers a buffer between police and protesters

The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one herbalist healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis...

Jihadists claim beheading of US journalist

Jihadist group the Islamic State on Tuesday claimed to have executed American journalist James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against its fighters in...

Israeli strike killed Gaza commander's wife and child: Hamas

Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo...

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation...

Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 27

HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 27 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain...

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all‑important...

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild...

Holder brings civil rights push to racial crisis

Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U. S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.