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Kiev government troops take over much of Luhansk

After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made significant gains Wednesday into rebel-held territory, capturing a large part of the city of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city, in fighting that left at least 52 dead.

Mexico seeks more bilateral trade

Mexican Ambassador to Lebanon Jaime Garcia Amaral emphasized Wednesday the need to boost trade relations and investments between his country and Lebanon.

Mexico seeks more bilateral trade

Mexican Ambassador to Lebanon Jaime Garcia Amaral emphasized Wednesday the need to boost trade relations and investments between his country and Lebanon.

Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

Top officials in Egypt promised Wednesday to end the rolling blackouts hitting the country in four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.

What does Israel want?

Palestinian officials and negotiators who have been shuttling around in Cairo recently have for the most part focused on a demand championed by people in Gaza, namely ending the Israeli blockade.

What does Israel want?

Palestinian officials and negotiators who have been shuttling around in Cairo recently have for the most part focused on a demand championed by people in Gaza, namely ending the Israeli blockade.

Iraq requires a long U.S. attention span

The reversal suffered by the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, at Mosul dam has raised exaggerated expectations about the ability to defeat the group.

Ebola epidemic forces a review of public health

The horrific Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria demands not only an emergency response to halt the outbreak; it also calls for rethinking basic assumptions of global public health.

Celtic held, Porto edge Lille

Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw away to Maribor in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs Wednesday, while Porto took control of their tie against Lille after securing a 1-0 victory in France.

Celtic held, Porto edge Lille

Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw away to Maribor in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs Wednesday, while Porto took control of their tie against Lille after securing a 1-0 victory in France.

Running out of time in Grand Slam fame game

When Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open, his agony was sweet music to Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori, tennis’ widely hyped but underperforming next generation.

Le Mans winner Lotterer replaces Kobayashi

Three-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

Boisterous Ballmer rallies Clipper fans

A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a “hard core” NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans.

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

The octopus’ ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, U.S. researchers have said.

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

The octopus’ ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, U.S. researchers have said.

Superpowered Johansson tops Lebanon's box office

Scarlett Johansson’s thriller “Lucy” debuts in first place at the box office in Lebanon, with her mind tricks holding Marvel’s latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” at second in its debut.

Superpowered Johansson tops Lebanon's box office

Scarlett Johansson’s thriller “Lucy” debuts in first place at the box office in Lebanon, with her mind tricks holding Marvel’s latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” at second in its debut.