• Rohingya huddled in Bangladesh camps fear plan to move them on

    By Sanjeev Miglani KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 20 years after the first wave of Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar, fear is spreading through the sweltering camps of mud houses where they found shelter in southern Bangladesh that they will soon be on the move again. The refugees worry…

  • Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a 'show'

    By Kay Johnson and Paritosh Bansal MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a break from the frequent target of his ire: the…

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  • Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker. Obama also suggested that continued U.S.…

  • Man shot by law enforcement in Boston was monitored by terrorism task force

    The fatal shooting of a Muslim man on a Boston sidewalk underscores the difficulty faced by US authorities trying to counter the increasing influence of Islamic radicalization among young men and women living in the United States. Although the full details of Tuesday’s encounter have not yet been…

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  • Paris helps unlock true love

    Thank you, Paris. It closed off the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge over the Seine, and removed almost a million locks put on the grillwork by couples as a symbol of their devotion to each other. Over the past decade, Paris has become the main attraction in a worldwide craze to place…

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  • Dog found with muzzle taped shut: How well do US laws protect animals?

    On Monday, police in South Carolina arrested a man in connection with an animal cruelty case. A 15-month-old chocolate Staffordshire was found last week wandering the streets of North Charleston with her muzzle taped shut, attracting worldwide attention and outraging animal rights advocates. …

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  • Sepp Blatter exits, stage right. What's next for global soccer?

    Sepp Blatter, president of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, announced his resignation on Tuesday, just days after a joint US-Swiss indictment saw seven FIFA officials arrested and more than a dozen indicted on US federal corruption charges. A joint US-Swiss anticorruption report was unveiled…

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold.

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  • Taiwan candidate seeks to reassure US on China ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate will look to reassure U.S. officials this week that victory in a January election for her party, which Beijing views with suspicion, won't revive tensions across the Taiwan Strait.

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  • Logging companies plundering Congo's rainforest: report

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest logging companies are systematically violating national laws to plunder Congo's forests, undermining efforts to protect the world's second largest rainforest, a campaign group said on Wednesday. London-based Global Witness…

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  • Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

    GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT

    JIANLI, China (AP) — As the Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague, "Looks like we are in trouble." The vessel capsized in the storm Monday night with 458 people aboard, touching off a frantic rescue effort. At least 15…

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  • US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, sends bill to Obama

    The US Senate passed landmark legislation Tuesday that ends the government's bulk telephone data dragnet, significantly reversing American policy by reining in the most controversial surveillance program since 9/11. The House of Representatives has already passed the measure, which also…

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  • UN chief appeals for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the 65th anniversary of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees to appeal Tuesday for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and an end to unilateral actions "that erode trust."

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  • Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June

    LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.

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  • Just Look What She Did!

    Walmart Security Cameras Captured The Whole Thing! [30 Photos]

  • NYPD: Arrest in subway slashing of Swedish tourist

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have arrested a man accused of slashing a Swedish tourist on the neck as she rode the subway in Brooklyn.

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  • Colombia struggles to restore power to port hit by rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities struggled on Tuesday to restore power to a major Colombian port city more than 48 hours after a rebel attack on a transmission line plunged Buenaventura's 400,000 into the dark.

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  • Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican congressional hopeful was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth candidate to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.

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