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Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark’s second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police said they spotted the ...

Aug 26, 2014

Hamas mortar attacks trigger Israeli exodus from Gaza border

Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip, reflecting growing fear and frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. With the school year fast approaching, the government ...

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

Aug 26, 2014

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law” in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection. The Nigerian military denied ...

Russian tank column has entered southeast Ukraine: Kiev

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tank column has entered southeast Ukraine: Kiev

A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine around dawn Monday, a Ukrainian official said — a move that brings the conflict to an area that has so far escaped the intense fighting of recent weeks. The reported incursion came a ...

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Aug 26, 2014

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old Missouri man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands ...

Iranian TV shows off wreckage it claims came from shot-down drone

Aug 25, 2014

Iranian TV shows off wreckage it claims came from shot-down drone

Iran’s state TV on Monday broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country’s Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. The brief video, aired on the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV, showed what the channel says ...

FBI investigates American backers of Islamic State

Aug 25, 2014

FBI investigates American backers of Islamic State

Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: ...

Islamic State militants seize key Syrian air base, trove of weaponry

Aug 25, 2014

Islamic State militants seize key Syrian air base, trove of weaponry

Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said. Tabqa airfield — home to several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery, ...