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Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women

In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women, at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated from Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green Beret training.

Battle for change far from over for Sudan women

She may have spent 40 days in jail for demonstrating against President Omar al-Bashir, who has since been toppled, but activist Amani Osmane says the battle for women’s rights in Sudan is far from over.

Lebanon’s budget deficit drops by 28 pct 

Lebanon’s budget deficit in the first four months of 2019 dropped by nearly 28 percent of spending compared to the same period of 2018, thanks to a decline in expenditures, the Finance Ministry said Friday.

Lebanon’s budget deficit drops by 28 pct 

Lebanon’s budget deficit in the first four months of 2019 dropped by nearly 28 percent of spending compared to the same period of 2018, thanks to a decline in expenditures, the Finance Ministry said Friday.

High stakes in Turkey-Cyprus gas standoff

Longtime adversaries Cyprus and Turkey are locked in a tense “game of chicken” over the prospect of a multibillion-dollar Mediterranean gas bonanza, with neither side willing to capitulate, analysts say.

In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

The manager of a sausage factory near Moscow, Arslan Gizatullin says his halal business has been feeling the pinch - not so much from Russia’s sluggish economy but competitors vying for a piece of a growing Islamic market.

Pinot tames rivals, Yates takes stage win

Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second day in the 15th stage, a 185-kilometer mountain battle won by Briton Simon Yates Sunday.

Hamilton takes record sixth British GP win

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his home fans after celebrating a record sixth British Grand Prix win Sunday and stretching his lead over luckless Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points. Bottas, on pole position, finished a distant second after a safety car period turned the race decisively in Hamilton’s favor by handing the home favorite a free pit stop in a thrilling race.

Syrian refugee swims at world contest

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, who risked drowning at sea while fleeing her war-torn country four years ago, heaved a deep sigh after failing to set a personal best at the world swimming championships Sunday.

Syrian refugee swims at world contest

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, who risked drowning at sea while fleeing her war-torn country four years ago, heaved a deep sigh after failing to set a personal best at the world swimming championships Sunday.

US celebrates moment Armstrong set foot on Moon

Houston's Space Center counted down Saturday night to the exact moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon, marking one of humanity's greatest achievements.

Jumbo surprise outside Nigeria’s megacity

The jungle was so thick that Emmanuel Olabode only found the elephants he was tracking when the great matriarch’s sniffing trunk reached out close enough to almost touch.