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Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks

Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks

Marathon peace talks aimed at ending the bloody crisis in eastern Ukraine concluded Thursday in a breakthrough: A ceasefire that's due to start Sunday and an agreement for both sides to pull back heavy weapons.
What's in Obama's proposed military force authorization? And what's the point?

What's in Obama's proposed military force authorization? And what's the point?

Congress is poised to authorize the use of military force for the first time in nearly 13 years after President Barack Obama sent a draft joint resolution to lawmakers on Wednesday.
'Imitation Game' is right: UK must pardon thousands of homosexuals

'Imitation Game' is right: UK must pardon thousands of homosexuals

A couple of weeks ago, the rally cry that had been bubbling in the wake of "The Imitation Game" suddenly grew louder.
Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

It looks like positive developments in Ukraine are giving markets a boost. Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:
Long-held Al Jazeera journalists freed, pending retrial

Long-held Al Jazeera journalists freed, pending retrial

Egyptian authorities have released Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed -- though they still face court proceedings -- after they served more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison.
Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks

Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks

Marathon peace talks aimed at ending the bloody crisis in eastern Ukraine concluded Thursday in a breakthrough: A ceasefire that's due to start Sunday and an agreement for both sides to pull back heavy weapons.
Is peace possible in Ukraine? Key leaders meet to find out

Is peace possible in Ukraine? Key leaders meet to find out

 Four key leaders converged on Belarus' capital Wednesday with one official mission: bringing peace to Ukraine.
U.S., UK and France pull embassy staffers out of Yemen

U.S., UK and France pull embassy staffers out of Yemen

The American and British embassies in Yemen suspended operations and moved staffers out Wednesday, and urged their citizens to leave the politically-unstable nation as well.
ISIS' high-profile hostages

ISIS' high-profile hostages

In its short, bloody existence, ISIS has taken dozens of international hostages. Often its has sought ransoms for them to swell its coffers, and some governments have reportedly handed over hefty sums of cash.
American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

 The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, said Tuesday it has received confirmation that she is dead.
American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, said Tuesday it has received confirmation that she is dead.
Say cheese! Hubble Telescope spots smiley face in space

Say cheese! Hubble Telescope spots smiley face in space

Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's an emoticon? It sure looks like a smiley face beaming down from the heavens, but actually it's a massive galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849.
Hong Kong court finds housewife guilty of abusing young maid

Hong Kong court finds housewife guilty of abusing young maid

A Hong Kong housewife has been found guilty of imprisoning and abusing a young Indonesian maid whose case has prompted protests and calls for reform of the city's laws governing domestic workers.
Syrian President to BBC: I get updates on U.S.-led attacks on ISIS

Syrian President to BBC: I get updates on U.S.-led attacks on ISIS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his regime is apprised of U.S.-led coalition efforts against ISIS in his country -- not by the Americans, but through third parties such as Iraq.
Closing arguments in trial of Costa Concordia captain

Closing arguments in trial of Costa Concordia captain

 Francesco Schettino arrived in court ahead of his defense's closing arguments in Grosseto, Italy, on Monday in a dark wool scarf after fighting off a weekend flu that kept him out of court last week.