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  • Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

    By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting. Intense fighting in Benghazi, Libya's second city,…

    Reuters39 mins ago
  • Dozens of casualties reported in attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A "terror attack" in China's western region of Xinjiang resulted in "dozens of casualties", the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, citing local police. It gave no further details about the attack in Shache County, Kashgar Prefecture, or why it was only being reported…

    Reuters18 mins ago
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  • Inquiry finds 'indications' of organ harvesting in Kosovo conflict

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU-led inquiry found "compelling indications" that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas extracted body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war and sold them, but the practice was not widespread and there was not enough evidence for a trial, the lead…

    Reuters27 mins ago
  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Detroit bankruptcy: Pensioners clear plan, creditors erect new hurdle

    Just when it looked as if Detroit would have clear sailing to end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, a couple of storm clouds popped up on the horizon – in the form of two major bond insurers that don't like the repayment terms Detroit is offering them. The duo – Financial Guaranty…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

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  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

    Associated Press
  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

    Associated Press
  • Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

    Associated Press
  • Whale-watching tour stranded overnight off Boston

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A planned three-hour whale watching cruise off the Massachusetts coast turned into an all-night affair for 163 people aboard a boat that limped back into Boston Harbor on Tuesday morning. The passengers and crew of the Boston Harbor Cruises boat Cetacea…

    Reuters16 mins ago
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • Dutch police receive 150 MH17 crash images, videos

    Witnesses have uploaded 150 photos and videos to a Dutch police server set up to help piece together the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over east Ukraine, a spokeswoman said. The police issued an online appeal last week for images of the crash site -- before, during and after -- to aid a…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft

    By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party said on Tuesday it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country's most influential politicians of the last decade, in a case that has its origins in a…

    Reuters25 mins ago
  • EU raises emergency aid for Syria by $235 million

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is increasing its Syria aid by 175 million euros ($235 million) to help those most affected by the fighting and to help neighboring countries cope with an influx of refugees.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Elegant Louvre Garden infested with rats

    PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Curacao police detain man in politician's killing

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Police in Curacao say they have arrested the owner of a lottery business in connection with the 2013 killing of a prominent opposition lawmaker.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
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