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  • U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

    By Arshad Mohammed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea. …

  • Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in. Residents…

  • EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed

    By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit. As Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met…

  • Social media's big lift after Nepal earthquake

    From city dwellers in Kathmandu to climbers on Mt. Everest, more than 8 million people in Nepal were hit by a massive earthquake on April 25. With Nepal’s government largely unprepared to respond quickly, the survivors relied on social media to arrange rescues, deliver supplies, and provide…

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  • Why Corinthian Colleges went belly up

    Corinthian Colleges, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based for-profit education provider, announced Sunday that it will close its remaining 28 physical campuses, effective immediately. About 16,000 current students are affected by the closure. With Sunday's announcement that Corinthian will cease all…

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  • Why Kenya became a country of marathoners, not boxers

    When Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon on Sunday, the Kenyan runner took home a $50,000 cash prize – excluding time bonuses. All the world’s major marathons offer significant cash prizes to top finishers: Boston pays $150,000, New York $130,000, and Dubai offers the largest at $200,000. This…

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  • As Senate debates Iran, Energy secretary vows to stay 'open' with Congress

    This week, the full Senate will debate a carefully crafted, bipartisan bill that requires Congress to have a say in any final deal to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon. Critics of a deal abound, raising specific questions about its workability as well as broader regional issues such as…

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  • In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Clashes in Baltimore after funeral of man who died in custody

    Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore on Monday after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. They have broken bones, one is unresponsive," Baltimore police captain…

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  • US stocks drop at start of busy week for earnings,

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped on Monday as investors looked ahead to a flood of earnings reports this week.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and…

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  • Lone gray wolf seen in Oregon as state weighs lifting protections

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A rare male gray wolf has been detected wandering through an Oregon Indian reservation, wildlife officials said on Monday, days after Oregon wildlife managers ordered a review that could lessen state protections for the once decimated animals. The…

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  • Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country's previous government. Sirisena took power in January after defeating…

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  • 'Hundreds' found dead, buried in Damasak, NE Nigeria: residents, officials

    Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of Boko Haram insurgents, residents and officials said on Monday.

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  • Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A gunman stormed into a police station in a northeastern Bosnian town shouting "Allahu akbar" on Monday, killing a policeman and wounding two others, authorities said.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • A new format, more golf for all at Match Play

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy arrived at Harding Park on Monday knowing he'll be at the Match Play Championship at least until Friday.

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  • Valencia beats lowly Granada 4-0 in Spanish league

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Two goals in each half gave Valencia a 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Granada in the Spanish league on Monday.

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  • FDA: Medtronic must stop most sales of Synchromed drug pumps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says Medtronic must stop most sales of its implantable drug pumps after years of uncorrected problems.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations. …

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