• Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed': Human Rights Watch

    The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, deposed by the army and sentenced to 20 years in jail, was "badly flawed" and appears to have been politically motivated, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. A court on April 21 convicted Mursi and 12 other Muslim Brotherhood members of…

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  • Malaysia foils attacks in capital by suspected militants

    Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near…

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  • Burundi riot police disperse protests against president's third term

    By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police in the Burundian capital used water cannon and tear gas on Sunday to disperse protesters demonstrating against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term, witnesses said, after the government banned protests for or against the move. …

  • 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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  • Turkish Cypriots vote in poll that could speed peace talks

    Voters in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new leader in an election runoff that could speed UN-brokered reunification talks. Nationalist incumbent Dervis Eroglu won the most votes in a first round last weekend but is expected to be trumped…

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  • First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

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  • Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in the area reeling.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official in Nepal says at least 2,152 people are now confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that hit just outside of Kathmandu. Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam gave no further details Sunday.

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  • Malaysia detains 12 suspected of Islamic State group links

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have detained 12 men suspected of being linked to the Islamic State group and who are believed to be plotting attacks on strategic government targets in the country.

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  • Protests after Burundi president is nominated for third term

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the streets of the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for re-election to a third term.

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  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.

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  • German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal

    BERLIN (AP) — A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead.

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  • Ferguson wants to see his Manchester United record broken

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson insists he wants another boss to surpass his astonishing haul of silverware at Old Trafford. The Scot oversaw the arrival of 38 trophies in his 27 years in charge of United before retiring in 2013 and, having also won 11 more competitions during his…

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