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  • Police find 15 corpses in Baghdad in bloody start to Muslim Eid holiday

    By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police on Monday found the corpses of 15 people, including three women shot in the head in militia-style killings, a bloody start to the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, security sources said. Fears have been growing of a…

    Reuters
  • Female bombers target Nigeria trade show, petrol station, three dead

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said. The other suicide bomber at the petrol station killed herself and…

    Reuters
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  • Libya is paying for legal defense of al Qaeda suspect al-Liby: filings

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against U.S. terrorism charges, according to court filings unsealed on Monday. Al-Liby, whose real name is Nazih al-Ragye, was seized by U.S. forces in October in Libya and…

    Reuters
  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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
  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

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  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans…

    Associated Press
  • Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared to be a broadening of the three-week war.

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  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

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  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the U.S. government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

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  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and India have reached a transformative moment in their relationship and should become "indispensable partners." Kerry was speaking Monday ahead of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue he will attend in New Delhi this week — the first…

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  • Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

    Tripoli (AFP) - A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was out of control Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.

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  • West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

    By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. The new sanctions,…

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  • Deadly lightning strike was rare event for Southern California coast

    By Steve Gorman and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lightning storms that killed a 20-year-old beachgoer in Los Angeles and sent eight other people to the hospital stemmed from a combination of atmospheric conditions relatively unusual for coastal Southern California, weather experts said on…

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  • England cricketer Moeen in Gaza protest

    SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Allrounder Moeen Ali is unlikely to face punishment from the England and Wales Cricket Board after being photographed wearing wristbands saying "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" while batting for England in the third test against India on Monday.

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  • Wimbledon semis run angers and motivates Raonic

    Reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final earlier this month at Wimbledon left seventh-ranked Milos Raonic disappointed in his effort and more motivated to capture his first major title. The 23-year-old Canadian begins his push to the US Open, what he calls "a very important Slam for me", this week…

    AFP43 mins ago
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