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  • Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia

    By Michael Georgy and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word…

    Reuters
  • Hungarians rally to remind government of Western allegiance

    By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Several thousand people demonstrated outside Hungary's parliament on Sunday, telling the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to respect its Western ties a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Two weeks after Merkel, Russian President…

    Reuters
  • Yemen's Houthis give parties three days to solve crisis

    Yemen's dominant Houthi movement on Sunday gave political factions three days to agree a way out of a crisis that led to the resignation of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi before the group imposes its own solution. Yemen has been in political limbo since Hadi and the government of Prime Minister…

    Reuters
  • The new 'cool' cities for Millennials

    When Clara Gustafson, a recent graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., told her friends that she was moving to Baltimore, a lot of them looked at the 24-year-old as if she were crazy.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • In Nashville, steel guitars mix with silicon start-ups

    A faded square above the door hints of the building’s past, while on the left-hand corner, a small white flag advertises the arrival of the future – a start-up incubator where business-minded Millennials are growing a quiet revolution. Robbie Goldsmith, age 27, knows exactly why his peers want to…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Egypt deports journalist Peter Greste. Will it free his Al Jazeera colleagues?

    Two other Al Jazeera reporters were convicted last year along with Mr. Greste of abetting the Muslim Brotherhood – the now-banned Islamist movement that controlled Egypt's presidency until July 2013. It's unclear if Egypt's apparent concession to Australia, which had called repeatedly for Greste's…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • In one Athens suburb, austerity rips a hole in safety net

    After five years of austerity and recession in Greece, doctors at the charity say they are seeing a dramatic increase in poor health and malnutrition among the public. “Before the crisis began, I would never have thought this would happen to Greece,” says George Tomaras, a pediatrician who works…

    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.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. The failure to save Goto raised fears for the…

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  • Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town

    Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks. Intense artillery fire thundered around the Kiev-controlled town of Debaltseve, a key position between…

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  • All talk but no peace: South Sudan's stumbling talks

    After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats are being forced to accept that any deal to end the war in South Sudan will, at best, result in a return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place. The latest peace proposal drafted this week in Addis Ababa…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Bremen beats Hertha 2-0, Augsburg goes 5th in Bundesliga

    BERLIN (AP) — Franco di Santo scored twice for Werder Bremen to beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 and jump from the Bundesliga relegation zone to 12th, while Augsburg defeated Hoffenheim 3-1 to go fifth on Sunday.

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  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

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  • Civilians dodge artillery fleeing Ukraine war epicentre

    Civilians fleeing the besieged east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve came under withering artillery fire from pro-Russian separatists on Sunday, with security forces vowing to fight to the end to defend the key transport hub. "Sixty civilians have been evacuated since this morning," said policeman…

    AFP47 mins ago
  • Nigerian army repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city

    Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections. The hours-long attack on the strategic capital of Borno state was the Islamists' second attempt to take Maiduguri in a…

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  • David sets world number one record

    World champion Nicol David on Sunday set a new record for topping the world rankings when she secured top spot for the 106th month. The 31-year-old Malaysian, who first headed the Women's Squash Association (WSA) list in January 2006, overtook the 105-month record set in February 1993 by Susan…

    AFP55 mins ago
  • UK mosque battles bad reputation with tea and biscuits

    Could anything be more "British" than meeting the neighbours over a cup of tea and some biscuits? "Come in, come in, you are all welcome," retired doctor Mohammed Ali Said told visitors to the mosque, whose former imam Abu Hamza was jailed for life in New York for terrorism charges last month. …

    AFP55 mins ago