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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday. It was a rare expression...
Islamic State militants were not invited to a conference of several hundred Middle East business leaders in Jordan this week, but they played a big role in the debate. The conference, one of the most high-profile annual meetings in the region, was...
At least 24 people were killed in southern Somalia after fighting between Al Shabaab Islamist militants and government forces, residents and the rebel group said on Saturday.   Al Shabaab launched an attack on government troops on Friday...
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity...
Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK.   Smokers are less likely to engage in cancer screening programs and are less engaged with health...
Hollywood stars joined top music acts on Thursday for the first US Red Nose Day, a charitable drive that raises funds for children in need around the world.   In all more than 100 stars, including Oscar winners Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow,...
 Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests. Researchers followed about 5,700 men for about five...
Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognizable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor.   "The challenge that I put myself, and always...
A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said.   "There have always been pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower, but...
Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.  ...