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WASHINGTON — Federal aviation authorities are prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq, saying hostilities there could threaten safety. The FAA announced the ban Friday, citing the “potentially...
The World Health Organization on Friday declared an international public health emergency in the wake of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. The virus has claimed 932 lives since March, said the United Nation’s public health arm. During a news...
After analyzing thousands of webcam snapshots of landscapes in various weather conditions, computer scientists at Brown University have developed a system that can automatically change the appearance of weather in nearly any outdoor photo. With...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, attends a press conference with Afghani presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, and Abdullah Abdullah, right, ahead o the second round of presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday...
African and American leaders prepare for the third and final plenary meeting of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 6. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images They arrived on jet planes. They clogged downtown Washington, D.C. streets...
Kurdish Pershmerga gather at the front lines in Kalak, west of the Iraqi capital Irbil, on Thursday facing militants from the Islamic State just a little over a mile away. On Friday U.S. launched air strikes on Islamic militants in the region. Photo...