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Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

Sep 18, 2014

Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

President Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary Americans, vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State. Obama, who has spent much of ...

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Sep 18, 2014

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Ukraine’s president says his country has “crossed the Rubicon” to a new Westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past. President Petro Poroshenko made the remarks during an address to the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed ...

Sep 18, 2014

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

At least 13 people were killed and 34 injured on Wednesday as a gunbattle broke out between police and suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, police said. Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said the gunmen, whom he described ...

Artificial sweeteners seen boosting diabetes risk

Sep 18, 2014

Artificial sweeteners seen boosting diabetes risk

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called noncalorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives are found in diet sodas, ...

Sep 18, 2014

Yelp to pay U.S. fine for child privacy violations

Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle U.S. charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said that Yelp, from 2009 to 2013, collected personal information from children through ...

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish independence campaign

Sep 18, 2014

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish independence campaign

Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call ...

Sep 18, 2014

First U.K. volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety. Ruth Atkins, 48, got the injection on Wednesday in Oxford, the first of 60 healthy volunteers ...

Sep 18, 2014

Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law. “The new rules will improve the protection of ...