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HEBRON, West Bank — Israeli forces on Tuesday shot and killed two Hamas operatives suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teenagers this summer.
The abduction of the three Jewish students in the West Bank, and the Israeli military’s mass arrests of Hamas members that followed, was part of a cascade of events that eventually led to the 50-day war in Gaza, one of the bloodiest in years of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.Read full article >>
HBO has finally — finally -- confirmed casting for the second season of its breakout hit, “True Detective”: After months of speculation, actors Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will officially be the leads.Read full article >>
President Obama's top health official announced that the new health insurance marketplaces have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of insurers planning to sell coverage in the upcoming 2015 enrollment period, which administration officials cited as a sign of the private market's confidence in the Affordable Care Act.Read full article >>
NEW YORK — President Obama vowed Tuesday to push for completion next year of a comprehensive treaty reducing greenhouse gas emissions, warning that the Earth’s climate appears to be “changing faster than our efforts to address it.”Read full article >>
NEW YORK — The jailing of a Washington Post reporter without public charges in Iran is not evidence of a power struggle between moderate and conservative political forces, Iran’s president said Tuesday.Read full article >>
On Monday evening, the Pentagon announced its airstrikes against militant positions in Syria had begun, marking a watershed moment in the fight against the Islamic State and other militant groups.
The strikes will have a global impact, and first reactions of international newspapers and TV channels have portrayed the attacks in very different ways. Many of them agree, however, that the use of weapons against the militants will not be sufficient.Read full article >>
The United States will limit its use of anti-personnel mines to the Korean peninsula and destroy its other stockpiles, but cannot yet support a total ban because of the “unique circumstances” of the tensions with North Korea, U.S. officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military said it shot down a Syrian fighter jet Tuesday after the aircraft strayed less than a mile into airspace that Israel controls over the Golan Heights.
The Syrian government made no official condemnation. The Syrian crew safely ejected. Israeli officials said they assumed that the warplane had made a mistake, albeit one they would not allow to go unpunished.Read full article >>
It started two years ago, in the Chicago studio of renowned advertising photographer Sandro Miller. Hollywood star John Malkovich donned Truman Capote’s too-long overcoat, crouched in a makeshift corner and, for a short time at least, became Capote, as the author had been captured in Irving Penn’s famous 1948 portrait.Read full article >>
BEIRUT — Syria was informed by the United States in advance of airstrikes against targets including Islamic State strongholds, but there was no strategic coordination with the Syrian government, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.Read full article >>
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A perennial puzzle: Why do autumnal displays in the United States and Europe often look different? While red- and yellow-hued leaves abound in parts of America and East Asia, northern European leaves tend only to turn shades of yellow. The video above considers one explanation from a 2009 study, with Finnish and Israeli researchers reaching back 35 million years into the evolution of deciduous trees.
My Twitter feed and my email inbox are in tension. Conservatives have been passing around a story on Twitter from the Washington Free Beacon, which has been doing great work unearthing new items from Hillary Clinton’s past. The paper found a 1971 letter from Clinton to radical socialist organizer Saul Alinsky. The argument is that Clinton, who wrote her thesis on Alinsky’s methods and his approach to alleviating poverty, retains her college-era radicalism. But at the same time, the Republican...
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The United States is now officially at war with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. U.S. planes began dropping bombs on targets in Syria this week. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has told the Senate that ground troops may be needed. But President Obama did not ask Congress for legal authority to go to war. Bruce Ackerman, a professor at Yale Law School, thundered in the New York Times that Obama’s declaration of war “marks a decisive break in the American ...
Last week Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Most of the coverage of iOS 8 focuses on visible features that users can interact with. But there’s one major change in iOS 8 that most users probably won’t notice unless they find themselves in a great deal of trouble. Specifically, Apple has radically improved the way that data on those devices is encrypted. Once users set a passcode, Apple will no longer be able to unlock your device—even if...
Second chances. A second wind. Seconds on dessert. All good things. So why do second novels have a bad rap? Even the most brilliant among them seem to be ceremoniously picked apart by critics and readers (“Why isn’t it more like the first book?”), ignored completely (“We already ran a profile!”), or praised but not actually purchased. But in today’s publishing environment—in which often terrific books, absent a news peg, fall off the map far sooner than they should—second novels need all the ...
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Barack Obama, David Cameron and Dilma Rousseff are among leaders in New York today at a climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon
French president François Hollande promises $1bn for Green Climate Fund and says Paris can be symbol of change for climate
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Angus Fraser arrived in Manchester on Sunday aiming for a quick resolution to two of the major end-of-season issues in English cricket.
The first has been settled by a meeting between Fraser and his fellow England selectors, and most now expect the lunchtime announcement on Wednesday of the squad for a one-day tour of Sri Lanka in November and December to confirm they are sticking with Alastair Cook as the bes...
Military chiefs say strategy batters Isis and disrupts terror group Khorasan yet admit that proxy ground forces remain distant goal
US-led strikes open a new battlefront in Middle East Raqqa residents: I would not wish strikes on my worst enemy
While US and Arab aircraft pummelled targets across Syria on Monday night, a senior Pentagon general on Tuesday said the cross-border expansion of the war against the Islamic State (Isis) had a sharp focus on Iraq.
Fourteen different strikes against Isis...
Massimo Cellino claimed he did not know why he had decided to appoint Darko Milanic as the new manager of Leeds United and likened coaches to watermelons, saying: You find out about them when you open them.
The Leeds owner confirmed the former Slovenia international and very cool guywill become the clubs manager. Yes, we agreed a two-year deal, Cellino told Sky Sports News. Hes just arrived today. Weve b...
A month before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Colin Powell, the then US secretary of state, tarnished a distinguished legacy with a riveting but now memorably tainted PowerPoint presentation at the UN security council on Iraqs alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Husseins collusion with al-Qaida terrorists. The security council refused to authorise a wa...
Tescos new finance director, Alan Stewart, was parachuted into the crisis-hit grocer on Tuesday two months ahead of schedule to help a squad of external investigators working at the retailers head office to get to the bottom of the accounting scandal that saw profits artificially inflated by £250m.
As another £700m was wiped off the stock-market value of Tesco taking the overall va...
Since Ed Miliband became Labour leader he has faced two competing demands: to inspire and to reassure. His party has craved a message of upheaval, a vision of the bold tomorrow. But he has struggled to get to tomorrow because he also needs to address the doubts of those who resent the Labour government of yesterday.
This has been Milibands dilemma: h...
The Palio di Asti is a traditional Italian festival of medieval origin that culminates in a bareback horse race which is the oldest recorded bareback horse race in Italy. The race has been run each year since the 13th century with the earliest recorded race taking place in 1275. The ancient contest sees 21 thoroughbred horses compete representing the different districts of the city, accompanied by a parade and flag throwing contest involving over 1200 people in medieval costume.Continue read...
David Cameron has been caught on camera talking about how the Queen purred down the line after he phoned her to say Scotland had voted no to independence.
The prime ministers remarks suggesting the Queen was pleased with the result are a rare, albeit accidental, breach of the convention that the prime minister never speaks about his conversations with the monarch. It also jeopa...
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