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  • Former president defiant as humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

    By Mohamed Mokashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday he would not leave the country, dismissing reports in the Gulf Arab media that he was seeking a safe exit as Saudi Arabian war planes bomb troops loyal to him and their Houthi militia allies. The…

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  • Teenagers planned Australian terror attack for ANZAC centenary: police

    Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said on Saturday. Senior police officials said they were confident the threat had…

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  • North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

    A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations. U.S. envoy Mark Lippert said in a speech on Wednesday that if North Korea…

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  • Yellow submarine: Navy hopes new drone revolutionizes how war is fought

    Military officials are hoping that the Navy’s new yellow submarine – the latest high-tech advance in underwater drones – is going to revolutionize the way the Pentagon fights wars all over the world. These breakthroughs include exploring not just decisionmaking technology, but also “off the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Most senior Baathist general to evade US in Iraq reported killed. Does it matter?

    Douri's name was one to conjure with before the US invasion - he was one of the organizers of the massacres in the Shiite south and the Kurdish north that followed Iraq's defeat in Kuwait in 1991 - and since. He reemerged last year in alliance with the Islamic State at the time insurgents overran…

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  • How court battle over Obama immigration action could be road map for reform

    The hopes of up to some 5 million undocumented immigrants hung on arguments heard in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday, as President Obama’s controversial go-it-alone approach to immigration reform faced a critical legal hurdle. Mr. Obama announced in November an…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Applause for No Child Left Behind rewrite, but concerns remain

    A bipartisan Senate bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, took a big leap forward Thursday. The legislation passed out of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions unanimously, after members considered 57…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."

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  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

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  • Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 30 people

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said.

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  • Suicide bomber kills 33 outside Afghan bank: hospital chief

    A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials. "Thirty-three dead bodies and more than 100 wounded were brought to the hospital," Dr Najeebullah Kamawal, head of Nangarhar's…

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  • Assailant opens fire on pro-Kurdish party office in Turkey: media

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An unidentified assailant fired gunshots at the headquarters of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party overnight, but there were no casualties, media said on Saturday, in an attack which could stir tensions ahead of a June general election. Bullets were fired through the sign outside…

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an…

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  • Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows

    CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.

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  • CAS hears Serbia, Albania appeal after Euro 2016 drone match

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has heard appeals by the Serbian and Albanian football federations challenging UEFA sanctions after their European Championship qualifier was abandoned.

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  • Rouhani says Iran's military strategy purely defensive

    Iran's military is purely for defence and should not be seen as a threat in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday amid rising tension with Saudi Arabia. With a Saudi-led air campaign against Huthi rebels in Yemen putting Tehran, the region's dominant Shiite power, at odds with…

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  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.

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