• Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for three weeks by Saudi-led air strikes. The plan, which…

  • Israeli military networks breached by hackers: researchers

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc. The…

  • Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed

    By Saif Sameer and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ERBIL (Reuters) - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias. Douri was killed in a military operation, Raed…

  • Yellow submarine: Navy hopes new drone revolutionizes how war is fought

    Military officials are hoping that the Navy’s new yellow submarine – the latest high-tech advance in underwater drones – is going to revolutionize the way the Pentagon fights wars all over the world. These breakthroughs include exploring not just decisionmaking technology, but also “off the…

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  • Most senior Baathist general to evade US in Iraq reported killed. Does it matter?

    Douri's name was one to conjure with before the US invasion - he was one of the organizers of the massacres in the Shiite south and the Kurdish north that followed Iraq's defeat in Kuwait in 1991 - and since. He reemerged last year in alliance with the Islamic State at the time insurgents overran…

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  • How court battle over Obama immigration action could be road map for reform

    The hopes of up to some 5 million undocumented immigrants hung on arguments heard in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday, as President Obama’s controversial go-it-alone approach to immigration reform faced a critical legal hurdle. Mr. Obama announced in November an…

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  • Applause for No Child Left Behind rewrite, but concerns remain

    A bipartisan Senate bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, took a big leap forward Thursday. The legislation passed out of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions unanimously, after members considered 57…

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  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."

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  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC Day…

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  • UN warns of Burundi election violence

    The UN Security Council warned that upcoming elections in Burundi could turn violent and vowed to take action against those who are fomenting unrest. The 15-member council called on the government and the opposition to refrain from acts of violence and intimidation ahead of the May parliamentary…

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  • Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Two men were arrested in Australia on Saturday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack using "edged knives" on a ceremony commemorating Anzac soldiers who have fought and died for their country. Seven search warrants were executed in Melbourne by a joint counter-terrorism…

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  • Sei Young Kim takes third-round lead in Hawaii

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim shot a 2-under 70 on Friday in wind gusting to 30 mph to take a one-stroke lead in the Lotte Championship.

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  • Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges.

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  • Ricky Taylor takes pole for IMSA race at Long Beach

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Taylor won the Prototype pole Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach.

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  • Michael Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension.

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  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

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  • US condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

    The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire. The attack on Tuesday-Wednesday came as the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are in peace talks…

  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared.

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