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Mar 4, 2015

Washington museums ban selfie sticks

Washington’s top museums have banned selfie sticks, part of a growing trend among visitor centers in the United States to outlaw the devices. “For the safety of our visitors and collections, the Smithsonian prohibits the use of tripods or monopods in our museums and ...

Mar 4, 2015

Jamaica girl chopped to death by attacker at her home

A 14-year-old Jamaican girl has been chopped to death in the yard of her family’s home as she got ready for school. Authorities say Kayalicia Simpson was killed early Tuesday in the eastern parish of St. Thomas. The teenager had apparently left the house ...

Mar 4, 2015

Execution with nitrogen gas approved by Oklahoma House

Oklahoma would become the first U.S. state to allow the execution of death-row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the state House of Representatives. The House voted 85-10 for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Christian, ...

War is woven into fabric of Afghanistan's rugs

Mar 4, 2015

War is woven into fabric of Afghanistan's rugs

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past and producing “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes. On Kabul’s Chicken Street, a line of shops known to travelers since the hippie trail ...

Mar 4, 2015

British former marine reported killed in Syria

A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told reporters a European citizen had been killed fighting ...

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Mar 4, 2015

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad’s military said. Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad’s ...

All of Erdogan's meals tested at home and abroad: doctor

Mar 4, 2015

All of Erdogan's meals tested at home and abroad: doctor

Every meal that goes before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is rigorously tested both at home and abroad for fear of possible assassination, his personal doctor said. And now a special food analysis laboratory will be built at Erdogan’s controversial presidential palace to make ...

Mar 4, 2015

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA — and possibly the languages — of modern Europeans, according to a new study. Scientists discovered evidence of this Stone Age migration by analyzing ...