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Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

Abu Murtada al‑Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but...

US slaps trade ban on Crimea over Russia 'occupation'

US President Barack Obama imposed sweeping sanctions Friday on Russia‑annexed Crimea with an executive order prohibiting American exports of goods or...

US issues worldwide travel alert

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in...

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV‑positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a...

 

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Bitcoin promoter gets two years for silk road money laundering

Charlie Shrem, the former Bitcoin Foundation Inc. executive who pleaded guilty to charges tied to the...

Amazon debuts one-hour delivery for Manhattan customers

Amazon.com Inc. began offering one‑hour delivery in Manhattan today, the retailer’s latest effort to connect consumers with products they order...

T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle ‘cramming’ allegations

T‑Mobile USA agreed to pay $90 million to resolve federal and state claims that it charged consumers for extra services without authorization, a...

Facebook sees further decline in usage among teenagers in 2014

Facebook Inc. is getting less and less cool, at least among teens.