The Brief

Mourners carry the coffins of Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers, who were killed during clashes with militants of the Islamic State in Amerli. during a funeral in Khalis

Freed Iraqi Town Fights On

Residents of Amerli refuse to join refugees fleeing the north of Iraq, after Iraqi forces, Shi‘ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga broke a siege by Sunni militants

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iPhone 6: Your New Wallet?

Here's a guide to Apple's new mobile-payment system, one of the expected features to be unveiled with the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9


Pakistani Protests Flare Up

Three died when thousands of antigovernment protesters clashed with police outside the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Doctors treating the injured said the police had used several rounds of tear gas, baton charges and even rubber bullets

ISIS Jihadists

French Teen Arrested En Route to Syria

The French Interior Minister said a 16-year-old girl was attempting to join Islamist rebels in Syria when she was stopped at the Nice airport. A 20-year-old man was also arrested for allegedly recruiting the girl and paying her airfare

Kubis Franz

Last Survivor of Hindenburg Flight Crew Dies at 92

A German man thought to be the last surviving flight-crew member of the Hindenburg airship that crashed 77 years ago in Lakehurst, N.J., has died. Franz was working as a cabin boy at the age of 14 when the zeppelin caught fire and crashed

Vladimir Putin

Putin to Ukraine: Begin Immediate Talks on East

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, saying Ukraine should "hold substantive, meaningful talks" about "society and statehood in southeast Ukraine"


Brazil's Presidential Race Upended by a Dark Horse

The campaign for the Brazilian presidency has only just begun, but Marina Silva, who was handed the Socialist Party's nomination after her running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash, is now the candidate to beat on Oct. 5

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Here's Your First Trailer for Downton Abbey Season 5

Downton Abbey is getting extra political this year: the fifth season of the hit period drama takes place in 1924, the year of Britain's first Labour Party government and, consequently, a year of dramatic social change at the Crawley estate

Mideast Libya

U.S. Compound Seized in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Tripoli has seized control of an evacuated U.S. embassy residential compound. More than a month ago, American personnel were evacuated from Libya over ongoing fighting in the country

Todd English

Celebrity Chef Charged With Intoxicated Driving

Todd English, known for being the creative force behind restaurants like Olives, Figs and Fish Club as well as author of multiple cookbooks, was arrested on Sunday for charges of intoxicated driving and has posted the $1,500 bail.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Wedding Rehearsal Dinner At Prime 112 Steakhouse

Gabrielle Union Weds Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union, 41, star of the hit BET drama about a woman unlucky in love, found her own happy ending on Saturday, marrying longtime boyfriend Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, 32, in an intimate ceremony