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  • Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its soldiers were killed. Boko Haram has recently…

    Reuters
  • In red heartlands, Thai army keeps a lid on dissent

    "Soldiers are always following me around," Pongpit, a DJ at a red shirt radio station before it was shut down after last May's military coup. In this rural stronghold of deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled brother Thaksin, supporters are fuming at last month's decision by the…

    Reuters55 mins ago
  • U.S. general says Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State

    Kurdish ground forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, have retaken the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants, U.S. Lieutenant-General James Terry said on Saturday. Supporting what Kurdish forces said earlier this week, Terry, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force that…

    Reuters
  • A groundbreaking Super Bowl ad that you shouldn't miss

    There's a haunting simplicity and spareness about this Super Bowl ad that makes it powerful.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Super Bowl 2015: New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks compared

    Beyond the endless noise that is the week before the Super Bowl, beyond the controversies over whether or not one team knowingly deflated balls, and beyond the podium antics of one star running back is one of the most intriguing and captivating match-ups in recent Super Bowl history. The No. 1…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why Paris terrorist wore a GoPro

    The information, first released by CNN, supports an earlier report by French magazine L’Express that Coulibaly used a GoPro camera to record seven minutes of his raid. Coulibaly killed four people and held others hostage at the kosher supermarket on Jan. 9, shortly after the attack on French…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • As Somali-American fights no-fly list, FBI says his brother is most wanted

    In a twist that highlights the stakes, the FBI one day earlier put Liban Mohamed, Gulet’s brother, on its most-wanted terrorists list, alleging he has given material support to Al Shabab, the Somali-based terror group blamed for a deadly four-day attack in the Westgate Mall in Kenya in 2013. The…

    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
  • Mayweather dampens hopes for Pacquiao fight

    Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather dampened talk of a possible mega-fight agreement with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, a day after the Asian star's promoter said a deal was near. Mayweather posted a message on his Shots account that said in part "While they continue to lie about making the…

    AFP32 mins ago
  • England wins toss, bowls in tri-series final vs. Australia

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl Sunday in the one-day tri-series final against Australia at the WACA Ground.

    Associated Press49 mins ago
  • China's manufacturing gauge falls to 28-month low

    BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to a 28-month low in January amid economic slowdown, according to official data Sunday, although January typically is a month of slower activities as China's factories prepare for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations.

    Associated Press57 mins ago
  • Obama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.

    Associated Press58 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of negotiations to save Goto, a 47-year-old…

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • IS claims beheading of second Japanese captive

    The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation and outrage from a visibly upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who denounced it as a "heinous and despicable" act. The apparent killing of 47-year-old Kenji Goto -- the second…

    AFP
  • Brazilian goalkeeper hit by fans who invaded changing room

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fans of Brazilian club Flamengo invaded the changing room of an opposing team before a match in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on Saturday, injuring a player and reportedly stealing boots and other items.

    Associated Press
  • Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States.

    Associated Press
  • Pro-democracy protesters to return to Hong Kong streets

    Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months. The afternoon march through central Hong Kong is expected to draw 50,000 people with police warning that attempts to…

    AFP