Syrian Rebels Using Apps in Fight Against Assad's Regime

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4c5359e863.jpgScott Peterson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Resourceful Syrian rebels have apparently found or devised an app to aim a homemade mortar that lacked a sighting component. A photo taken on Sept. 15 in Damascus shows a member of the Free Syrian Army using an iPad to help fire the mortar. Paul Szoldra, a former mortar instructor to the school of infantry of the U.S. Marine Corps, speculated that the iPad is acting like a sight unit on standard issue mortars.

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Ambassador Says Al Qaeda Poses Biggest Threat to Iraq

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_13802ba141.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. is warning the world that al Qaeda is creating havoc in his country. Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Lukman Faily cautioned that al Qaeda's main mission is now creating conditions for a civil war by increasing the number of violent incidents in Baghdad and throughout Iraq.

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Taliban Tweets that It Killed Afghan Election Official

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_634ccadc9e.jpgOli Scarff/Getty Images (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- In what was considered a rare attack on a particular government office, the Taliban Wednesday claimed to have assassinated a member of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission. While Afghan officials confirmed that Mohammad Amanullah was gunned down in Kunduz Province, they would not say definitively that the Taliban was behind the murder.

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Mexico Faces Long Clean-Up After Storms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a7c9570d1f.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (ACAPULCO, MEXICO) -- With multiple tropical storms and a now-hurricane strength Manuel, Mexico is facing a rough storm season. Flooding is expected to continue when Manuel makes landfall Wednesday night, causing damage to a nation that is already struggling to clean up after the damage done by recent storms.

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China’s Second-Richest Man Knifed by Job-Seeker

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_33135eab4f.jpgWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- In a bizarre incident, one of the richest men in the world was attacked by a knife-wielding man seeking a job with his company. Zong Qinghou, chairman of the beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. and China’s second richest-individual, suffered a minor injury to his hand after a knife attack last Friday outside his home in Hangzhou, according to local media reports.

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