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  • White House press secretary Robert Gibbs briefs reporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    White House: U.S. on track to end Iraq combat role

    President Obama is satisfied that United States can safely end its combat role in Iraq on schedule at the end of the month, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday after the president was briefed by his national security team and the top U.S. commander in Iraq.


  • A colonel in the Canadian Forces takes photos through the window of a civilian aircraft playing the role of a hijacked airliner as it is escorted by two Su-27 Russian fighter jets. (Associated Press)

    Russia, U.S. chase jet in hijack drill

    In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hijacking over the Pacific Ocean.


  • Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir (center) is escorted by anti-terror police as he arrives at Indonesian police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Mr. Bashir, once imprisoned for his links to the terror group behind the Bali bombings, was arrested Monday for alleged involvement with a new militant network. (AP Photo/Irwin Ferdiansyah)

    Terrorism charges filed against Indonesian cleric

    Indonesia's best-known radical cleric was charged Wednesday with helping plan terrorist attacks in this, world's most populous Muslim nation — a crime that carries a maximum penalty of death, police said.


  • Carole White the former agent of model Naomi Campbell is seen in this image taken from TV  as she gives evidence at the   U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, Netherlands, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.   White and actress Mia Farrow testifed about a gift of uncut diamonds the former Liberian president allegedly gave  model Naomi Campbell after a 1997 party. (AP Photo/Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Via APTN)

    Ex-agent: Naomi Campbell knew gift was diamonds

    Naomi Campbell's former agent fended off defense accusations Tuesday that she lied to the war crimes court to further her own lawsuit against Campbell, insisting the model knew she was receiving diamonds from Charles Taylor.


  • Afghan police officers block traffic near the scene of a militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Two suicide attackers struck a building rented by a private security company in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday, detonating their explosive vests to kill two company drivers, police said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    U.N.: Afghan civilian deaths rise sharply this year

    The number of civilians killed in the Afghan war jumped 21 percent in the first half of 2010 compared with the similar period last year, with insurgents responsible for the spike, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday.


  • Carole White the former agent of model Naomi Campbell is seen in this image taken from TV  as she gives evidence at the   U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, Netherlands, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.   White and actress Mia Farrow testifed about a gift of uncut diamonds the former Liberian president allegedly gave  model Naomi Campbell after a 1997 party. (AP Photo/Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Via APTN)

    Ex-agent insists Naomi Campbell is lying about gem

    Naomi Campbell's former agent is denying fabricating her testimony that the fashion model acknowledged receiving diamonds from former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is on trial for war crimes.


  • A police officer guards Cinema Jenin as Palestinians gather for its opening. The movie house, a rare commodity in the West Bank, marks a milestone in the shift of Jenin from a hub for Palestinian gunmen to a growing city. (Associated Press)

    Cinema enriches West Bank city

    A grieving Palestinian father's decision to donate his 12-year-old son's organs to Jewish and Arab children has brought an unexpected blessing to this former militant stronghold — a new state-of-the-art cinema.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Weak Obama relying unfairly on Israel

    That Western democracies and even many Arab states apparently are waiting for an Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities is a measure of just how myopic and weak President Obama's Iran policy has been ("Israel versus Iran," Commentary, Monday).


  • ** FILE ** Canadian defendant Omar Khadr is shown at a hearing at the Camp Justice compound at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba in this April 28, 2010, photo of a sketch drawn by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

    Selection of Gitmo trial jury under way

    A smiling Omar Khadr appeared in a suit and tie Tuesday and greeted prospective jurors at the start of his trial, billed by defense lawyers as the first war-crimes prosecution of a child soldier since World War II.


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