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3,000 Refugees Expected Daily in Macedonia

The UNHCR says it expects up to 3,000 refugees, largely from war-torn Syria, to arrive in Macedonia every day in the coming months, further straining already thinly stretched resources. At least 2,373 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year

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White House Fence Jumper Killed in Courthouse Attack

A Philadelphia-area man who allegedly scaled the White House fence in March was shot and killed after attacking a sheriff's deputy in a courthouse, authorities said. Curtis Smith, 34, was shot after he attacked a deputy with a knife

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - August 23, 2015

Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos Spar on Immigration

Donald Trump attacked the most important journalist on Spanish-speaking television in a face-off at an Iowa press conference, telling anchor Jorge Ramos to "go back to Univision." Trump defended his immigration plan, saying "I have a bigger heart than you do"


N.W.A Song Makes the Billboard Hot 100

N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" made it on the Billboard Hot 100 single over a quarter-century after its release, owing to the success of the former rap group's acclaimed yet controversial biopic

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  The Ashley Madison website is displayed on August 19, 2015 in London, England. Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data to the dark web on Tuesday fulfilling a threat to release sensitive information including account details, log-ins and credit card details, if Avid Life Media, the owner of the website didn't take Ashley offline permanently.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Americans Sue Ashley Madison Over Hack

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities

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Hezbollah Throws Weight Behind Lebanese Protests

The powerful Lebanese Shi?ite group Hezbollah threw its weight behind mass protests calling for the government's resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital


Federal Judge Halts Executions in Mississippi

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order in a case where three inmates have sued, calling it cruel and unusual punishment


French Train Attacker Watched Jihadi Video

French authorities are formally opening a judicial investigation into terrorist-related acts after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week. The news comes as authorities revealed the attacker, Ayoub El Khazzani, watched a jihadi video while on board the train


Omega-3 Supplements Don't Improve Memory

The data has been building, and now the strongest study yet may finally dispel the myth that taking omega-3 supplements, made from the fatty acids found most abundantly in foods like fish, can protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia

rentboy male prostitution arrest

CEO of Largest Online Male Escort Service Arrested CEO Jeffrey Hurant was arrested at the company's Manhattan headquarters along with six other employees and charged with conspiring to violate the Travel Act by promoting prostitution. Prosecutors say the site is the largest online male escort service

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2015.

'Comprehensive' U.S.-Turkish Air Strikes on ISIS Expected

Turkey’s Foreign Minister said Monday that Washington and Ankara have agreed on a plan to flush out ISIS extremists from the Turkey-Syria border. Mevlut Cavusoglu added that regional allies could also take part in the operations