• Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

    Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. "There is no evidence that the president's email account itself was hacked, White House…

  • Islamist fighters seize Syria's Jisr al-Shughour, army says redeploys

    By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front, captured the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four-year-old conflict. Opposition fighters and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said…

  • Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper

    Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece's need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday. Shut out of international markets and locked in talks with its European Union and International…

  • Baltimore is not Ferguson: Police violence and its aftermath

    Like Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Md., is going through the community-wrenching aftermath of the death of a black man stopped by police for a minor infraction that quickly escalated from confrontation into grief for a family, deep procedural questions for the police, and a probe of possible civil…

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  • Drone killing accidents reveal Obama’s tough war choices

    Barack Obama became commander in chief vowing to end America’s foreign wars as quickly as possible. Instead, he found those politically unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shifting into something else – violent conflict with different boundaries (or no boundaries), enemies from supposedly…

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  • Free-range vs. helicopter: What does it mean to be a good parent?

    As such stories gain media attention, they’ve sparked a wide-ranging debate on what constitutes neglect, when the state should intervene in parenting decisions, and whether the shifting trends toward helicopter parenting and constant supervision are actually in children’s best interest. It took…

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  • How to create neighborhoods where children are free to play

    A common complaint of parents who want to give their kids more unsupervised playtime is that none of their neighbors do it: They might let their children walk home from school or wander the neighborhood, but without other kids around, it’s not as much fun. “I couldn’t find neighborhoods where kids…

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  • Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response.

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  • World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet

    LONDON (AP) — As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.

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  • Nepal steps up rescue efforts as quake toll jumps to 1,800

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal ramped up efforts on Sunday to rescue people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,800, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. The…

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake has reached 1,805. The latest toll puts the overall regional fatalities at 1,865.

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  • Canadian teen Henderson has 1-shot lead in LPGA Tour event

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Canadian teen Brooke Henderson lost some momentum Saturday afternoon. She at least kept the lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

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  • Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

    Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday. French customs shared "specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British…

  • Aid pours in amid aftershocks after Nepal quake kills 1,865

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan…

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  • Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan is voting in a presidential election expected to overwhelmingly reconfirm the long-standing incumbent, who has ruled the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.

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  • Nepal earthquake death toll jumps to 1,805: home ministry

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The death toll from Nepal's earthquake has jumped to 1,805, a home ministry official said on Sunday. Nepal has urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck on Saturday. The official said 4,718 people have been injured…

  • 10 dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.

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  • Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

    By Henning Gloystein and Aaron Sheldrick SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's…