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8/26/2015 6:56 AM
Thailand destroys over 2 tons of ivory
BANGKOK — Thai authorities destroyed more than 2 tons of seized and smuggled ivory today, in the latest move by the government to avoid possible economic sanctions over a perceived failure to tackle the illicit trade.

8/26/2015 6:52 AM
Russia extends travel time to space station
MOSCOW — The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days.

8/26/2015 6:51 AM
Suicide bombers kill officer in Nigeria's Maiduguri city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Witnesses say two suicide bombers killed an Air Force officer at a checkpoint in a late-night attack in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri.

8/26/2015 6:49 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

8/25/2015 9:23 PM
ISIS accused of using mustard gas
BEIRUT — Doctors and an aid organization said this week that the Islamic State appears to have used mustard gas during an attack last week in northern Syria, a claim that intensifies fears that the extremist group has obtained banned chemical weapons.

8/25/2015 7:55 PM
Vatican says won't co-sponsor Palestinian flag initiative
UNITED NATIONS — The Vatican today asked the Palestinian U.N. mission to remove all references to it from a draft resolution the Palestinians have prepared for the General Assembly calling for the flags of Palestine and the Holy See to fly at the U.N.

8/25/2015 9:17 PM
Caroline Kennedy used personal email for business
WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy used her personal email for official business despite a State Department policy advising employees generally to avoid this, an internal audit released today said.

8/25/2015 7:54 PM
Rio de Janeiro council votes to ban Uber
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro today became the latest city to move against Uber as its city council voted to ban unregulated ride-sharing services.

8/25/2015 4:21 PM
Hezbollah throws weight behind protests
BEIRUT — The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight today 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 but has tapped into a much deeper malaise.

8/25/2015 1:27 PM
Tropical storm Erika headed for Caribbean
MIAMI — Tropical storm watches were issued early today as Erika, the fifth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, moved towards the Eastern Caribbean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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