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Pushing for a passport: birth tourism

“American citizenship is the best in the world,” said a woman who identifies herself as Karen over the phone, as her 1-month-old son gurgled in the background.

Pushing for a passport: birth tourism

“American citizenship is the best in the world,” said a woman who identifies herself as Karen over the phone, as her 1-month-old son gurgled in the background.

Syrians adjust to life under ISIS rule

On a dusty curb at the Akcakale border post between Turkey and Syria, two men sit waiting to cross back to their hometown of Tal Abyad, which, like many cities in northern Syria, is under the control of the now infamous ISIS.

Ukraine asks for full NATO membership

Ukraine called Friday for full membership of NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in the armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.

Lebanon risks further power cuts due to strike

Electricite du Liban warned Thursday that the electricity rationing across the country could get worse if contract workers do not end their occupation of the company’s headquarters.

Lebanon risks further power cuts due to strike

Electricite du Liban warned Thursday that the electricity rationing across the country could get worse if contract workers do not end their occupation of the company’s headquarters.

Egypt minister downplays effects of Ethiopia dam

Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hossam al-Moghazi downplayed Friday the negative effects on Egypt’s water supply of the ongoing construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, saying the first phase of construction would not cause any tangible harm to Egypt.

Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in revamp

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 billion ringgit ($1.9 billion) restructuring following the devastating impact of two jetliner disasters.

Syria’s hunting season

The U.N. refugee agency Friday updated the world on refugee numbers from war-torn Syria, where half the population has either fled abroad or is internally displaced.

Syria’s hunting season

The U.N. refugee agency Friday updated the world on refugee numbers from war-torn Syria, where half the population has either fled abroad or is internally displaced.

A political coming of age in the Gulf

The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with Egypt, must go down as one of the most intriguing developments in the modern history of the Arab Gulf states.

Pursue more realistic education aims

With the deadline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals fast approaching, the world is gearing up to establish a new set of goals for the next 15 years.

Italy under a cloud for Serie A kickoff

The Serie A season kicks off Saturday with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

Italy under a cloud for Serie A kickoff

The Serie A season kicks off Saturday with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

Rosberg apologizes, disciplined for crash

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologized for colliding with teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said Friday.

Bolt ends season, will not run in Zurich

World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100-meter in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said Sunday.

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well ... a treat.Cured salmon – with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness – too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions.

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well ... a treat.Cured salmon – with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness – too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions.

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.It’s a great idea – but it doesn’t quite work.

Zara pulls concentration camp uniform T-shirt

Global fashion chain Zara, owned by Spain’s Inditex, pulled from sale Wednesday a striped children’s top decorated with a large six-pointed star after it was likened to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates in Nazi Germany.

Why your favorite song takes you down memory lane

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but a favorite song may plunge you into nostalgia, scientists said on Thursday.