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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Some buses in the capital of El Salvador have stopped running after two drivers were killed and rumors circulated that the Central American country's "Mara" street gangs planned to burn buses.
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria
Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border -- a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.
Turkey could 'tip Syria balance' as Kurdish villages shelled
Turkish tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria, rebels and activists said Monday, as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that a military campaign by Ankara could "change the balance" in the region.
A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a blunt appraisal of Ethiopia's democracy deficit during a landmark visit Monday, but indicated it would not scuttle their close security and political relationship.
The British chancellor of the exchequer (finance minister) was Monday to push the case for European Union reform as he kicked off a European road show with a trip to Paris amid reports London could hold its referendum on EU membership next year.
A Palestinian man fell to his death while trying to escape Israeli forces who were attempting to arrest him in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Israeli police said.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9
A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Kenyan diplomat and a Chinese embassy guard, Somalian and Chinese officials said.
  
  
  
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