• Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum held in the capital on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, police and witnesses…

    Reuters22 mins ago
  • New Zealand spying on Pacific neighbors and Indonesia: Snowden documents

    New Zealand has been spying electronically on its Pacific Island neighbors and Indonesia and sharing the intelligence with its international allies, according to documents released on Thursday. The documents, released by former U.S. National Security Authority contractor Edward Snowden and dating…

    Reuters1 hr ago
  • China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border

    Myanmar must ensure lower temperatures along its border with China and all parties must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes that have pushed refugees into China. Myanmar has accused Chinese mercenaries of fighting with ethnic Chinese rebels against…

    Reuters36 mins ago
  • How a ruling against Obamacare could leave both political parties in a bind

    A Supreme Court case on Obamacare threatens to disrupt health insurance for millions of Americans – and in the process it might upend Washington politics as well. A ruling in favor of the plaintiffs would create a volatile situation for both political parties. They’d need to collaborate on any…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Supreme Court sharply split over major challenge to Obamacare

    President Obama’s health-care reform law came under intense judicial scrutiny on Wednesday as a sharply divided US Supreme Court took up a case that threatens to derail the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During 1 hour and 25 minutes of oral argument, the justices appeared split along…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How Michelle Obama could help make school a reality for millions of girls

    Tens of millions of girls worldwide are not in school, and first lady Michelle Obama wants to help fix that. On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama announced a new partnership with the Peace Corps in line with Let Girls Learn, a government-wide initiative to help girls, especially in developing nations, begin and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Boston Marathon bombing defense attorney: It was him

    “It was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who self-radicalized,” Clarke said. For the prosecution’s part, Mr. Weinreb argued in his opening statement that Tsarnaev was an Islamic extremist and a ruthless killer of his own making.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • Celtic lacked fight in defeat, says Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila bemoaned his side's lack of fight as they slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone at Celtic Park on Wednesday. Deila refused to blame Celtic's gruelling schedule, which has seen them play three games in six days, for the defeat and insisted his side should have…

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  • California man charged with trying to join Islamic State

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted Wednesday on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday. Media images showed a stunned-looking Lippert staring at his…

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  • Scotland scores 318-8 v Bangladesh in World Cup Pool A match

    NELSON, New Zealand (AP) — Kyle Coetzer posted the first century for Scotland in a Cricket World Cup match to lead his team to 318-8 as it batted first on Thursday against Bangladesh.

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  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

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  • Rybarikova outlasts Hercog in Monterrey Open

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open.

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  • China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.

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  • US ambassador slashed in Seoul attack

    The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogans in an attack in Seoul Thursday, police and reports said. The United States strongly condemned the "act of violence" which left the ambassador bleeding profusely…

    AFP58 mins ago
  • Chelsea maintains 5-point lead as top 5 all win in EPL

    Chelsea eked out a 1-0 victory at West Ham to stay five points clear in the Premier League on Wednesday, with the top five winning on a night English football held its breath after another player collapsed at White Hart Lane.

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