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Some 250 residents join US-trained security force in Syria

AIN ISSA, Syria — Some 250 residents of Raqqa province Thursday became the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course, part of an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured [Read entire story]

Human rights petition sent for Hawaii fishermen

HONOLULU — Groups have filed a human rights complaint that aims to jump-start an investigation into condition among foreign workers in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry. The filing asks the panel to determine the [Read entire story]

O.J. Simpson granted parole after 9 years in prison for robbery

A Nevada parole board approved O.J. Simpson’s release Thursday after nine years in prison for taking part in an armed robbery of sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.  [Read entire story]

In Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

YANGON, Myanmar — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive [Read entire story]

In Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

YANGON, Myanmar — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive [Read entire story]

In Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

YANGON, Myanmar — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive [Read entire story]

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Plastics don’t break down like other man-made materials, so three-quarters of the stuff ends up as waste in landfills, littered on land and floating in oceans, lakes and rivers, according to the research reported in [Read entire story]

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Plastics don’t break down like other man-made materials, so three-quarters of the stuff ends up as waste in landfills, littered on land and floating in oceans, lakes and rivers, according to the research reported in [Read entire story]

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Plastics don’t break down like other man-made materials, so three-quarters of the stuff ends up as waste in landfills, littered on land and floating in oceans, lakes and rivers, according to the research reported in [Read entire story]

Deadly Central African Republic violence returns

BANGASSOU, Central African Republic — Bullet-riddled roofs line the “boulevard of death” in Central African Republic’s southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The [Read entire story]

Smoke from Detwiler fire creates hazy views of Yosemite sights

The massive wildfire burning west of Yosemite was causing intermittent power outages at the park and obscuring views on Wednesday, but all sights and services remained opened. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said many [Read entire story]

Smoke from Detwiler fire creates hazy views of Yosemite sights

The massive wildfire burning west of Yosemite was causing intermittent power outages at the park and obscuring views on Wednesday, but all sights and services remained opened. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said many [Read entire story]

Underwater robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

TOKYO — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and [Read entire story]

Underwater robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

TOKYO — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and [Read entire story]

Netanyahu acknowledges numerous strikes on Iran-backed fighters

Speaking to the leaders of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, Netanyahu said Israel had specifically targeted Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in Syria, where Hezbollah is [Read entire story]

Netanyahu acknowledges numerous strikes on Iran-backed fighters

Speaking to the leaders of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, Netanyahu said Israel had specifically targeted Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in Syria, where Hezbollah is [Read entire story]

Netanyahu acknowledges numerous strikes on Iran-backed fighters

Speaking to the leaders of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, Netanyahu said Israel had specifically targeted Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in Syria, where Hezbollah is [Read entire story]

Iraqi officer seeks vengeance in Mosul, where killings mount

[...] if he catches either of the men he is searching for, the lieutenant vows he will inflict on him “a slow death” and hang his body from a post in the village after forcing him to reveal where his father’s body [Read entire story]

Scores found guilty in Thailand in human-trafficking case

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand on Wednesday convicted scores of defendants accused of organizing a human-trafficking ring that enslaved hundreds of people, dozens of whom were found buried in a mass grave near a secret [Read entire story]

Scores found guilty in Thailand in human-trafficking case

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand on Wednesday convicted scores of defendants accused of organizing a human-trafficking ring that enslaved hundreds of people, dozens of whom were found buried in a mass grave near a secret [Read entire story]