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Yazidis cheer Kurds for breaking ISIS siege

Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.

Gunman kills two NYC police officers

A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

U.N. asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856M

The U.N. General Assembly Friday asked Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for the oil slick the Jewish state caused during the July 2006 war.

U.N. asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856M

The U.N. General Assembly Friday asked Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for the oil slick the Jewish state caused during the July 2006 war.

Western companies scramble amid ruble crisis

Western companies are curtailing investments in Russia, repatriating funds and talking with their banks about currency hedges to protect profits from the falling ruble and worsening growth outlook.

Senseless strategies

Judging by the White House’s policy on battling ISIS militants, one might conclude that U.S. officials believe that the Middle East has been afflicted with mass amnesia.

Senseless strategies

Judging by the White House’s policy on battling ISIS militants, one might conclude that U.S. officials believe that the Middle East has been afflicted with mass amnesia.

Real Madrid lift Club World Cup

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans.

Real Madrid lift Club World Cup

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans.

F1 delivers dramatic year of rivalry and tragedy

Formula One delivered a dramatic year of riveting rivalry, political controversy, human tragedy and financial uncertainty in 2014 as Lewis Hamilton joined the sport’s hall of fame as a double world champion.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and U.S. Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Sagesse come from behind to beat UBA

Sagesse recovered a seven-point deficit at halftime to beat UBA 81-73 at home in round three of the Lebanese basketball league Friday, staying level with archrivals Riyadi Beirut in first place with 3-0.

Germany voted Reuters team of 2014

Football World Cup winners Germany have been voted Reuters team of the year after a poll of the news agency’s sports journalists from around the world.

Tag Heuer changes tune, looking at smartwatches

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple’s smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a high-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm’s lineup.

Colbert trades Report for Late Show

After nine years, Stephen Colbert has left the Comedy Central satirical-news show “The Colbert Report,” retiring the mythical character who served as host – a pompous, conservative scold also known as Stephen Colbert.

Colbert trades Report for Late Show

After nine years, Stephen Colbert has left the Comedy Central satirical-news show “The Colbert Report,” retiring the mythical character who served as host – a pompous, conservative scold also known as Stephen Colbert.

Bon Iver frontman to curate new festival

The frontman of Bon Iver, who won critical acclaim for his emotionally resonant indie folk rock, has announced a festival that promises to throw a spotlight on new music.