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A U.N. observation tower is seen overlooking Syria, next to the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria, August 29, 2014. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.(REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Militants, UN peacekeepers clash in Golan Heights

MANILA - A firefight erupted on Saturday between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and Islamist militants surrounding their position, the defence chief of the Philippines said.

Fossil Arthropod from the Marble Canyon site in Kootenay National Park. Photo courtesy Todd Keith/Parks Canada

'Stunning' fossils recovered

Researchers wrapping up a summer of digging at a “stunning” Rocky Mountain fossil site say they’ve uncovered a dozen new animal species and a better understanding of early evolution.

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Back-to-school quiz: Math

Get ready to brush up on your math. Just in time for back to school, take our quiz below and test your knowledge of mathematics.

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the disease was discovered in the mid-1970s, with 729 deaths in four different countries. (REUTERS/Frederick Murphy/CDC/Handout via Reuters)

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000, WHO says

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

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