A handout image, provided on September 19, 2014 by ECPAD, shows a photo montage of a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq before and after a mission by French Rafale fighter jets from the Al-Dhafra airbase.  REUTERS/ECPAD - Armee de l'Air

French jets strike in Iraq against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who have seized a third of the country.  Full Article 

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 19 Sep 2014

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (C) gestures as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Alibaba surges on massive demand

NEW YORK - Alibaba's shares surged in their first day of trading as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.  Full Article 

An empty street is seen at the start of a three-day national lockdown in Freetown September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana

Ebola lockdown stifles Sierra Leone capital

FREETOWN - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.  Full Article 

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, in New York, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Goodell signals major shift in NFL policy

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that rules governing personal conduct will change, signaling a major shift in policy.  Full Article 

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple's iPhone 6 rings up record orders

Fans around the world are lining up for the iPhone 6 - and after revealing its Apple Watch, its first truly new product in four years, the company is hoping to maintain stellar growth.  Video | Full Article 

File photo of the American flag, June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A quarter of Americans are open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the UK stirred secessionist hopes for some in the U.S., where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union.  Opinion | Related Article 

Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

You’re not really famous until you’ve quit Twitter

Celebrities love to quit Twitter - almost as much as they love to tweet. And as much as they love to quit Twitter, they love to return to the social networking service.  Commentary 

Twelve-year-old Assrien waits to start a soccer game with neighborhood children in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin, Germany, on September 13, 2014. The match was organized by kein Abseits! and part of a festival to bring together refugees living in a nearby shelter and local residents. Credit: Clare Richardson

‘Refugees Welcome!’ is rallying cry in Germany

As asylum seekers increasingly flock to Germany, a solidarity movement not only demands that immigrants have the right to stay, but provides its own support through language classes, sports and mentorship.  Full Article 

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Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present

White House staff and reporters are evacuated by the Secret Service after an intruder is spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Obama left the building, witnesses say. Jillian Kitchener reports.