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The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.
January 23, 2015
King Salman, 79, presided over the dramatic transformation of Riyadh with a record for good governance, but he is not viewed as a reformer and is unlikely to change the course of Saudi politics.
January 23, 2015
Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.
January 23, 2015
Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.
January 23, 2015
The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight WiFi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.
January 23, 2015
Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.
January 23, 2015
Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.
January 23, 2015
Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."
January 23, 2015
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
January 23, 2015
The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.
January 23, 2015
Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.
January 23, 2015
A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.
January 23, 2015
The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.
January 23, 2015
Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.
January 23, 2015
The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.
January 22, 2015
The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.
January 22, 2015
Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.
January 22, 2015
We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.
January 22, 2015
A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.
January 22, 2015
Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.
January 22, 2015

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