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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:53:53 -0400

Robb Leech and Richard DartNews this week of the death of Douglas McCain, an American who joined the ISIL militia and was killed in Syria, has hit close to home for Robb Leech. The British filmmaker’s stepbrother, Richard Dart, turned to Islamist extremism in 2009 and was convicted in England for plotting to commit terrorist acts in 2012, but Leech never thought of abandoning him. Instead, he turned on his cameras and delved into the militant community to learn more.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:53:16 -0400

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in FranceChristine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance ...


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:25:52 -0400

A screen grab from an Al-Jazeera video shows Peter Theo Curtis, a 45-year-old a freelance journalist, during his detention by Al-Qaeda militants in SyriaAmerican journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:31:00 -0400

Douglas McAuthur McCainA U.S. citizen from California was killed fighting for ISIL in Syria: Free Syrian Army.


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:16:45 -0400

Who shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17?Part of recent safety effort, U.N. to launch two projects to warn airlines of conflict-area dangers.


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:16:58 -0400

In this July 18, 2014 photo, South Coast Plaza General Manager Werner Escher, middle at doorway, greets Chinese tourists visiting the shopping center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Chinese tourism is surging and the mall is a popular destination that is doing what it can to keep the buses coming, from accepting China’s UnionPay card to providing Mandarin-speaking salespeople. Tourism from China to the United States has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California's signature upscale malls.