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Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

Aug 28, 2014

Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said. The pilot of the single-seat F-15C reported an ...

Aug 28, 2014

Iran says it tested new nuclear enrichment machine

Iran has conducted “mechanical” tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. Iran’s development of new centrifuges to replace ...

Libya warns UNSC of possible slide into civil war

Aug 28, 2014

Libya warns UNSC of possible slide into civil war

Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed. The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya days after its parliament, which was replaced in an ...

Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

Aug 28, 2014

Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

The battle for Ukraine’s strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling. Novoazovsk, a resort town of 40,000 on the Sea of Azov, lies in ...

Aug 28, 2014

U.K. Muslims react with outrage at Rotherham sex abuse report

Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Report author Alexis Jay said between 1997 and 2013, some 1,400 children ...

Aug 27, 2014

Japan, South Korea eye strategic talks in September

Japan and South Korea are preparing to hold a vice minister-level “strategic dialogue” possibly in early September in Tokyo, a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday. If realized, they would be the first such talks since South Korean President Park Geun-hye took ...

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Aug 27, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was on Wednesday placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, ...