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Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive onto the territory of Russia-Ukraine border crossing point "Donetsk" in Russia's Rostov RegionRussia sends an aid mission into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:12:37 -0400
UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

A Syrian army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad chats with fellow fighters sitting on a balcony of a damaged building in Mleiha, which lies on the edge of the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus airport, after taking control of the area frGENEVA (AP) The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:26:23 -0400
Mo 'ne Davis's dream season comes to an end

Two of the best stories in an uplifting Little League World Series collided in Williamsport, and one had to lose.

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Americans believed to be among jihadists in Syria

A Jihadist believed to be a 20-year-old man from Cardiff, Wales, speaks in an online jihadist recruitment video on June 19, 2014At least 100 Americans may have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the conflict.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:50:59 -0400
Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

National Guard troops walk through a staging area located at a shopping center parking lot in Ferguson, MissouriBy Nick Carey and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. Police, who were widely criticized for using heavy-handed tactics to quell earlier protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, made only isolated arrests as local clergy and civic leaders worked to keep protests orderly. In an apparent sign of easing tensions, Captain Ron Johnson, a black State Highway Patrol officer placed in command last week after the criticism of the local police, said a drawdown of National Guard troops would begin on Friday. Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard deployment to help quell the looting and vandalism that have accompanied the nightly protest rallies over Brown's death on Aug. 9, but the troops have largely kept a low profile.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:03:35 -0400
France cheers better wine harvest for 2014

Grapes picked during the harvest await to be pressed at the Chateau l'Etoile vineyard in l'Etoile, eastern France on October 8, 2013France will produce around six billion bottles of wine this year, a more successful harvest than in recent years, forecasts from the country's public agricultural authority predicted on Friday. The harvest is expected to come in at around 45.4 million hectolitres (6.051 billion bottles), an about average amount, FranceAgriMer said. "After two years of excessively low harvests, we're getting somewhat back to normal ... we see good prospects at the start of this harvest," said Jerome Despey, head of FranceAgriMer's wine division. France suffered two exceptionally poor harvests in 2013 and 2012, which saw record-low production due to cool temperatures and excessive rains.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:38:22 -0400
National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:14 -0400
Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) The parents of slain journalist James Foley say they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with Islamic militants.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:36:18 -0400
New countdown for launch of European navigation satellites

A Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites lifts off from Europe's Spaceport in Sinnamary, 12km from Kourou, French Guiana on October 12, 2012Two satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, the Galileo navigation system, will be lifted into space from French Guiana on Friday a day after bad weather delayed their blast-off, launch firm Arianespace said. The pair of orbiters will boost to six the number of satellites in the Galileo constellation and bring the network a step closer to becoming operational. Blast-off on a Russian-made Soyuz rocket will happen from Europe's Kourou space centre at 1227 GMT, Arianespace announced in a statement, after a "favourable" turn in the weather. "Arianespace has decided to restart the countdown" for launch to take place 24 hours after the initial scheduled liftoff, the company said.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:35:18 -0400
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