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Facebook says it's opening first office in Israel

10/14/2013 3:58am
Facebook says it is acquiring an Israeli mobile technology startup and opening its first office in Israel.

Dubai crane collapses, killing 3 workers

10/14/2013 5:53am
Authorities in Dubai say three workers were killed when a crane collapsed at a construction site near the world's tallest building.

AP PHOTOS: Pilgrims start hajj in Saudi Arabia

10/14/2013 8:58am
About 2 million Muslims from around the world prayed at a desert hill in Saudi Arabia on Monday, joined in their faith and desire to purify their souls at the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Tough job for team destroying Syria nerve agents

10/14/2013 1:30pm
The destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is well underway, and the agency overseeing it _ the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons _ has won a Nobel Peace Prize. But despite global praise and a smooth start, the mission faces difficult challenges, from tight deadlines to safety risks for inspectors trying to get to sites near fighting. There's also political fallout. The decision to make Syrian President Bashar Assad a partner in destroying the stockpile appears to have restored some of his legitimacy and boosted his chances of staying in power longer, while angering his opponents who now balk at attending political transition talks the U.S. hopes will begin in November.