• Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

    By Samiullah Paiwand GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of…

  • Russia puts losses at up to $140 billion from Western sanctions, oil price fall: minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is suffering losses at a rate of about $40 billion per year because of Western sanctions and $90-100 billion from the drop in the oil price, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday. (Reporting by Elena Fabrichnaya, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska)

  • Italy's Renzi wins regional polls, low turnout sends warning

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's center-left Democratic Party (PD) won regional elections in Calabria and Emilia Romagna on Sunday but an exceptionally low turnout suggested growing disillusion among many voters. Renzi, who has chalked up two other regional election successes…

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  • Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

    MOSCOW (AP) — The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84.

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  • NATO says 2 international service members killed in attack in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says 2 international service members killed in attack in Afghanistan.

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  • Swiss museum deciding on Gurlitt art trove

    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum is preparing to announce whether it has decided to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

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  • Police chief claims '4 or 5' terror plots foiled

    London (AFP) - Police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country's most senior police officer said ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public's help in countering the threat.

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  • Syngenta, Swiss agribusiness, targets 1,800 jobs

    GENEVA (AP) — Agrochemicals giant Syngenta says it is eliminating or reshuffling 1,800 jobs globally as part of a $1 billion cost-cutting program to boost earnings.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan. Following protocol, it did not confirm their nationalities. A NATO spokeswoman says the attack happened just before 9 a.m. Monday.

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  • India in command in Australian tour opener

    GLENELG, Australia (AP) — Pace bowler Varun Aaron took three wickets to help dismiss a Cricket Australia XI for 219 on Monday, putting India in control of its opening tour match.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    In India, workers dismantled the country's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was bought from Britain in 1957 and played a key role in the 1971 war with Pakistan.

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  • Charge filed against mom of newborn left in drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

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  • NATO says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.

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  • Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides. China claims almost all of the…

  • China discloses earlier doping ban on Sun Yang

    BEIJING (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday.

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  • Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.

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  • US judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

    CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities.

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