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The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
August 28, 2014
And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.
August 28, 2014
The 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was followed by a wave of sectarian killings. The government has now stepped in to stop the release of a film about the traumatic episode.
August 28, 2014
For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.
August 28, 2014
Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.
August 28, 2014
The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
August 28, 2014
The Simpsons goes to Bangalore at 4 a.m. Friday, as part of the marathon on FXX. Clearly, the writers did not visit this high-tech-loving Indian city.
August 28, 2014
Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.
August 28, 2014
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
August 28, 2014
They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.
August 28, 2014
A firing-range instructor was killed by a 9-year-old who was being taught how to use an Uzi submachine gun. There are few regulations limiting children from participating at shooting ranges.
August 28, 2014
For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.
August 28, 2014
After confirming earlier this week that Douglas McCain was killed fighting with Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say they are probing a report of a second American jihadi killed in Syria.
August 28, 2014
Ex-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were charged in connection with a bloody 2010 crackdown on protesters.
August 28, 2014
A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims its troops have mistakenly entered Ukraine.
August 28, 2014
Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national song-writing contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.
August 28, 2014
Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.
August 28, 2014
If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.
August 28, 2014
New York City police allege Ailina Tsarnaeva made threats against her boyfriend's ex. "I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you," Tsarnaeva allegedly said.
August 28, 2014
The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.
August 28, 2014

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