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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 ...

Mar 4, 2015

'Jihadi John' condemned 9/11, London attacks: recording

The London graduate believed to be Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” once denounced the 9/11 attacks and the 2005 bombings in the British capital, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi was identified by media and experts last week — and ...

Mar 4, 2015

Colombia detains China-flagged ship for illegal arms transport

Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general’s office said. The vessel was stopped on Saturday in the northern port of ...

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Mar 4, 2015

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya’s president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa’s elephants and rhinos, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at ...

Iraq jihadis slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers

Mar 4, 2015

Iraq jihadis slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers

Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadi snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad’s largest operation yet against the Islamic State group. The government has mobilized a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit made ...

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Mar 4, 2015

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight “black books” full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography. Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to ...