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  • Thousands troop to Philippine highway for third night in Church protest

    Traffic came to almost a halt at a busy intersection of Manila's main highway on Sunday as thousands of members of a Christian group occupied the road for a third night in a row to protest alleged intrusion by the government in church affairs. Waving miniature versions of the red, white and green…

    Reuters26 mins ago
  • Germany calls for fairer distribution of refugees in Europe

    Germany and a handful of other European Union states cannot go on absorbing a disproportionate share of refugees arriving in the bloc and other members must do more, a government spokesman said on Sunday. Germany expects the number of asylum seekers it receives to quadruple to about 800,000 this…

    Reuters
  • Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least seven: official

    A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least seven people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days. "We had reports this morning that there are seven bodies of illegal migrants that sank off Khoms (east of Tripoli)...but we…

    Reuters38 mins ago
  • Museum showcases traditional Arab dresses, and stories of female creators

    Growing up on the West Bank of the Jordan River in the 1940s, Widad Kawar would pass by Palestinian women sitting on balconies and under trees embroidering the intricate panels of traditional dresses. “This embroidery kept the generations together,” says Ms. Kawar, who over decades has amassed the…

    Christian Science Monitor28 mins ago
  • Israelis and Palestinians: 12 voices on the future

    Right and left, religious and secular, hawkish and peacenik, a wide spectrum of Israelis and Palestinians are implementing their vision for the future without waiting for their leaders – or a peace deal. Now it is reportedly engaged in talks to reach a long-term truce with Israel amid signs the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • More than 1 in 6 children are obese: How parents and teachers can help

    While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts. “Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. In a study released last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

    Local activists are incensed over the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, in a Portsmouth, Va., jail this week. Mr. Mitchell had a history of mental illness, said local paper The Virginian-Pilot, and he was being held awaiting transfer to a mental hospital. Mitchell's body was found at the Hampton…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

    Associated Press
  • US finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals

    BEIJING (AP) — Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

    JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to a rebel-appointed official in South Sudan's war-ravaged Unity state.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Rossi wins British GP, retakes sole lead in MotoGP standings

    SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valentino Rossi won the British Grand Prix in wet conditions Sunday to reclaim the outright lead in the MotoGP championship, with Marc Marquez crashing out in another blow to his title defense.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Women register to run for election in Saudi first

    Saudi women for the first time began to register as candidates Sunday for municipal polls in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom where they face a host of restrictions, including a driving ban. Saudi-funded newspaper Al-Hayat said earlier this month that around 200 women had expressed interest…

    AFP25 mins ago
  • Eni says it's found 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

    ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni says it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt. 

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal. Large crowd of protesters camped overnight on the streets…

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Ayana eclipses Dibaba to lead 5,000m sweep

    Almaz Ayana led an Ethiopian medals sweep in the women's 5,000m on Sunday as 1,500m winner Genzebe Dibaba had to settle for bronze at the world championships in Beijing. In cool conditions after heavy rain, Ayana ran a championships record 14min 26.83sec to win comfortably from Senbere Teferi, who…

    AFP35 mins ago
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  • India 21-3 at stumps on day 3 of 3rd test vs. Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka seam bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad fought back with three early wickets as India closed day three of the third test at 21-3 on Sunday.

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  • Hungarian police detain fifth suspect for migrant deaths in truck

    By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants whose bodies were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck on a highway in Austria last week. An unprecedented number of…

    Reuters