• Sollecito may seek compensation after Kercher murder acquittals

    By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito may seek reparations after his second acquittal for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher brought to an end a marathon journey through Italy's justice system. The tortuous zigzag of contradictory rulings…

  • U.S. supports, would cooperate with proposed Arab force: Carter

    By David Alexander FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Reuters) - The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the Middle East, and the Pentagon will cooperate with it where U.S. and Arab interests coincide, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on…

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  • Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

    By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a…

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  • Could Trevor Noah be just what 'The Daily Show' needs?

    Trevor Noah knows how to mine the hurt of discrimination for a joke. American audiences were caught off-guard Monday, when Comedy Central announced Mr. Noah to succeed Jon Stewart as host of the satirical news program “The Daily Show.” But many observers concerned with the often-stilted…

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  • Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate?

    For many conservative religious Americans, the nation’s long-standing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, including the one just passed in Indiana last week, could possibly carve out a public space that permits individuals and their businesses to uphold their religious opposition to same-sex…

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  • Why White House cannot afford to ignore Yemen civil war

    With another civil war looming in the Middle East in Yemen, President Obama has been served another sharp reminder that reducing the weight of the Middle East in America’s national security portfolio is more easily envisioned than accomplished. The Syrian civil war is entering its fifth year, with…

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  • Forbearance and religious liberty

    After the state approved a law reinforcing religious liberty, a national protest claimed the measure could be used by religious owners of small firms to refuse business to gays and lesbians. This national upheaval, coming after clashes over similar measures in other states, seems to pit civil…

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  • Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries. But friends they were not, and the two…

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  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.

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  • Spy agencies in 'technology arms race', says British chief

    Spy agencies are caught in a "technology arms race" with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain's MI6 said on Monday in his first public comments since becoming chief. Alex Younger defended the use of data by the Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, after the release of documents…

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  • Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

    US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears. Defense attorneys then began calling witnesses, trying to minimize the role of the 21-year-old Tsarnaev -- who…

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  • Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed named in Australian test squad

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed has been named in Australia's test squad for tours of the West Indies and England later this year after an impressive domestic first class season.

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  • Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up terror camp

    NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

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  • Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the revolutionary plane landed in Chongqing airport at 1:35 am…

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  • Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to…

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  • Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig.

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  • Close race between Jonathan and Buhari in tense Nigerian elections

    Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari had a slender lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday with just over half of all states declared. The tense presidential vote pitting Jonathan against the former military ruler Buhari is the closest in Nigeria's…

  • Death toll rises to 10 in Mexico gas tanker explosion

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the explosion of a crashed gasoline tanker truck in southern Mexico rose to 10 on Monday.

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  • Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his plans for the 2016 presidential election.

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