• Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks

    By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Mukhashaf DUBAI/ADEN (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce. The United…

  • Arrested ex-Toyota executive Hamp to be released from custody: Kyodo

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors plan to release former Toyota Motor Corp executive Julie Hamp from custody after she was arrested last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday. Kyodo said Hamp, who resigned last week just…

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  • China kicks off war commemorations with graphic exhibition

    By Ben Blanchard MARCO POLO BRIDGE, China (Reuters) - With dioramas of heroic Communist soldiers and graphic pictures of massacres, China formally kicked off its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on Tuesday with the unveiling of a new exhibition. Sino-Japan…

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  • San Francisco shooting puts scrutiny on big-city ‘sanctuary’ policies

    Since the 1980s, many US cities, including San Francisco, have instituted “sanctuary” policies that prevent city workers from helping federal immigration officials identify and possibly deport people without immigration papers. Most major US cities have either passed ordinances or instituted…

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. media: what's really going on

    By now, pretty much everyone has seen the footage of Hillary Clinton marching in a July 4 parade in New Hampshire, with news reporters penned inside a moving “rope line” as they tried to cover her. This was bad optics – mostly for former Secretary Clinton, but there’s an argument to be made that…

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  • Obama on fighting the Islamic State: 'It will take time to root them out'

    Flanked Monday by America’s top military officer, Gen. Martin Dempsey, as well as other brass including Gen. Joseph Votel, head of US Special Operations Command, President Obama was most interested in once again emphasizing his belief that this approach is a non-starter.

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  • Rick Perry calls for more black GOP supporters. Who is responding?

    In a speech given at a National Press Club luncheon last week, the former Texas governor stated that the key to helping economically disadvantaged African Americans is through implementing conservative policies. Recommended: How well do you know Rick Perry? “For too long, we Republicans have…

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  • World's oldest man dies in Japan at the age of 112

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112.

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  • Dawn Fraser denies racism after Kyrgios, Tomic comments

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser has defended herself against charges of racism after saying tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from.

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  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

    The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday. Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight, passed away late Sunday, said the official at Saitama City, north of Tokyo, where he had lived for many…

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  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges — and up to seven years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings. The university students, 13 men and one woman, had…

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  • Suspected Shebab gunmen kill 14 in northern Kenya attack

    At least 14 people were killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday when gunmen attacked a northern Kenyan village, close to the border with war-torn Somalia, officials and Red Cross said. The attack occurred at an area called Soko Mbuzi, a livestock market just outside the town of Mandera in Kenya's far…

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  • China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — China opened an exhibition Tuesday commemorating the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.

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  • After a clean kill, African game-hunters defend the right to shoot

    Adri Kitshoff aims her gun at the antelope and pulls the trigger. Kitshoff, 57, has shot many such animals before but, as she goes to the corpse, her hands begin to tremble. "If I would ever become blasé when I've taken an animal, that day would be my last day hunting," said Kitshoff, stroking…

  • Japan reactor refuelled for restart, despite opposition

    Atomic fuel was being loaded into a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday as its operator prepared to restart operations despite widespread public opposition to the technology. The reactor is expected to become the first one to go back on line after two years of complete hiatus in Japan following…

  • Vanuatu wins 46-0 in Pacific Games football tournament

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Vanuatu beat the Federated States of Micronesia by the extraordinary score of 46-0 in their Olympic qualifying football match at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday.

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  • Court rejects bid to block Samsung treasury stock sale

    A South Korean court on Tuesday rejected a US hedge fund's request to block the sale of treasury stocks by construction firm Samsung C&T, clearing the path for the $8.0 billion merger of two Samsung affiliates. The planned merger, which would see Cheil Industries acquire Samsung C&T Corp through…