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  • Woman killed in 7.6 Philippines quake; official says not to sleep

     
    A 50-year-old woman was killed after an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit off the eastern coast of the Philippines, disaster officials said Friday. Though officials initially attributed her death to a landslide, later media reports...
  • August is year's deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan

     
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- More NATO troops, and more Americans, were killed in Afghanistan in August than in any other month this year. Fifty-three Western troops had died in Afghanistan as of Aug. 31, according to the website icasualties.org. Of those, 38...
  • Pentagon warns Navy SEAL author on Bin Laden book

     
    The Pentagon formally warned a former Navy SEAL who has written a first-person account of the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he has violated his signed agreement not to divulge classified information and threatened him with legal action......
  • Envisioning a post-Assad Syria as civil war grinds on

     
    Global Focus: With no end in sight for the bloody fratricide ravaging Syria and the world's most powerful nations bitterly divided over what to do next, U.S. and European diplomats have redirected their efforts from trying to halt the civil war to...
  • U.S. commander says Taliban carries out 25% of 'insider' attacks

     
    A quarter of the "insider" attacks by Afghan army and police against the U.S. and its allies are carried out by Taliban who have infiltrated into the security forces, a higher number than the Pentagon previously estimated, the top U.S. commander said...
  • Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

     
    Ecuador said it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website who has been holed up for nearly two months inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in a bid to avoid extradition to...
  • Attack on Pakistan base raises fear about nuclear arsenal

     
    A militant raid on a northern Pakistan air force base with suspected links to the country's nuclear weapons program has renewed questions about Islamabad's ability to safeguard its nuclear arsenal....
  • Ecuador expected to decide fate of WikiLeaks' Assange

     
    Ecuador is slated to announce Thursday morning whether Julian Assange, the founder of the secret-spilling WikiLeaks website, will be granted asylum after holing up in its embassy....
  • Iran training militia that backs Assad in Syria, Panetta says

     
    Iran is providing military training to a pro-government militia in Syria, part of a growing effort by Tehran to prevent armed rebels from driving President Bashar Assad’s government from power, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said....
  • Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires

    Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
    In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...