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Shiite rebels' weeklong sweep into Yemeni capital kills 340

Sep 23, 2014

Shiite rebels' weeklong sweep into Yemeni capital kills 340

In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country’s Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the city after a week of fighting that left ...

Sep 23, 2014

Two suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed

Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. The deaths ...

Sep 23, 2014

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, indicating that it had crossed the cease-fire line into the Israeli-occupied sector. It was the first such incident in three decades and the most serious incident to take ...

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in India). It’s India’s first interplanetary mission, and no nation ...

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Sep 23, 2014

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to ...

Sep 23, 2014

New York jury finds Arab Bank guilty of transferring funds to Hamas

In a landmark decision, a New York jury Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas. The jury deliberated for nearly two full days after a month-long trial at the eastern district court ...

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo, machete in car

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. President Barack Obama was ...

Sep 23, 2014

Missing Afghan officer trio in U.S. custody near Niagara Falls

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities ...