• Saudi-led strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say

    Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba said, as U.N. mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March. Saba also said Houthi forces launched rockets…

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  • Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai: sources

    Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the heaviest fighting…

  • Fears of Syria war persist in Lebanese border village

    By Mariam Karouny QAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. In…

  • How is America's view on drug crimes changing?

    As President Barack Obama prepares to sign an order setting free dozens of people incarcerated for minor drug offenses, as aides expect him to do within the next few weeks, he stands to become the first president in decades to commute so many sentences at once, The New York Times reported. …

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  • Democrats edge past the GOP in party affiliation. Does it matter?

    Americans are more likely now than at any other time in recent history to avoid identifying themselves as Republican or Democrat, with 43 percent instead now calling themselves "independent," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport reported in January, adding that the favorability rating for both…

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  • Will San Antonio missions' world heritage status be a boon for Texas?

    The sites, built in the 18th century in and around what is now the city of San Antonio, include the missions Valero (the Alamo), Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada. “The City of San Antonio is delighted with UNESCO’s action today and the recognition that our Spanish colonial missions are…

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  • Hillary on China hack: What is cybersecurity's role in 2016 elections?

    When discussing China’s alleged hacking of US computers, Hillary Clinton minced no words. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Saturday, the Democratic presidential hopeful said – in language far stronger than that typically used by President Barack Obama’s administration – that China was stealing…

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  • Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

    By Philip Pullella and Girish Gupta QUITO (Reuters) - Laughing as his hat flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. "I thank God for having allowed me…

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  • In Trinidad, joint unit of police, soldiers to combat gangs

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago's leader has created a combined national security force to combat gang violence in a crime-troubled community.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. The…

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  • The Latest: Pope Francis driving into Ecuador's capital

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:

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  • Brazil pair wins men's beach volleyball world title

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt saved five match points to beat Dutch pair Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst 12-21, 21-14, 22-20 Sunday and win the men's beach volleyball world championship.

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  • All Blacks name 4 new caps in team for Samoa test

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named one new cap in his starting 15 and three more on the bench for Wednesday's one-off rugby test against Samoa at Apia.

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  • German calls for Grexit mount as EU stunned by 'No' vote

    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France and Germany called for an emergency summit of euro zone leaders to discuss Greeks' stunning referendum vote on Sunday to reject bailout terms, as calls mounted in Berlin to cut Greece loose from Europe's common currency. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy…

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  • Powers warn Iran 'now is the time' for nuclear deal

    Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was "the time" to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance. US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that after almost two years of negotiations and on the ninth…

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  • Deputy finance minister says Greece wants to keep euro

    Greece's deputy finance minister said Sunday's referendum reflected voters' desire to remain in the euro, while rejecting the terms' of a bailout offer by international creditors. "With the referendum results today, we have a message of 'Yes' to Europe, 'Yes' to the euro but 'No' to the terms of…

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  • Slovak Finance Minister Kazimir: Greece leaving euro zone seems realistic scenario

    The prospect of Greece leaving the euro zone looks realistic after Greeks rejected the terms of a bailout offer in a referendum, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Sunday. "The nightmare of 'euro-architects' that a country could leave the club seems like a realistic scenario after…

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  • Greek PM says Athens ready to return to negotiating table

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed a 'No' vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout offer and said his government was ready to return immediately to negotiations with creditors in a bid to get shuttered banks open again. Dismissing talk that the referendum was effectively a vote on whether…

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  • The Latest: Tsipras thanks Greeks for making 'brave choice'

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):

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