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Russia to Open New Frontier in Space, Shooting First Full-Length Movie
Racing to beat NASA, an actress and a film director will blast off next month for the International Space Station, where they will film "The Challenge."
Joan Washington, Dialect Coach to the Stars, Dies at 74
She taught Barbra Streisand, Penélope Cruz and countless other performers how to sound like someone else.
At Least 9 Drown Swimming Off the Coast of Southern France
The victims had ventured into the waves at various beaches despite high seas stirred up by strong winds that formed perilous underwater swells.
Philippines Is Defiant as Hague Court Announces Full Drug War Inquiry
The International Criminal Court will investigate the killings of thousands under President Rodrigo Duterte. His lawyer says it has no authority to do so.
Sri Lankan Minister Accused of Abusing Political Prisoners Resigns
Claims that the minister in charge of prison affairs had barged into jail while drunk and forced Tamil inmates to kneel at gunpoint come amid U.N. discussions on the country's human rights record.
Apple Issues Emergency Security Updates to Close a Spyware Flaw
Researchers at Citizen Lab found that NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company, had infected Apple products without so much as a click.
Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Transfer to U.S. Base
Taliban leaders have been pressuring the Uzbek government to turn over the pilots, who fear for the safety of themselves and their families.
As Novak Djokovic Faces History, He Tries to Block It Out
To capture the first Grand Slam in men's tennis in 52 years, Djokovic must beat Daniil Medvedev in the U.S. Open final.
Taliban raise flag over presidential palace on 9/11 anniversary as brother of resistance leader slain
The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as news emerged that the regime's fighters had killed the brother of the country's former vice-president at a checkpoint in Panjshir province.