• Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead

    An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi. The Kataib Hizbollah group published…

  • Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing. Saudi Arabia's goal is "the…

  • Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion

    Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect. "Some claim that the rest of Europe has been ring-fenced from Greece and that the ECB has tools at its disposal to amputate…

  • Is America beginning to accept atheists?

    Earlier this month, lawmakers in Madison, Wis. voted to give atheists the same protections for employment, housing, and public accommodations as other groups – making the city the first in the nation to include atheists in its list of protected classes. Among the least accepted groups in the…

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  • Is Jeb Bush already the next Mitt Romney?

    In New Hampshire this weekend, there was already the scent of it. "I'm sick and tired of mushy, wishy-washy conservatives," one attendee of a Republican gathering for potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire told The Boston Herald. For good measure, she also made Saturday's headlines by…

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  • Oklahoma City bombing: Hope and resolve amidst the mourning

    Officials spoke, including Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and former president Bill Clinton, who had come to the site shortly after the blast at the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. "For me, it's too distracting from the solemnity, the austerity…

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  • Putting Libya back together again

    For a peace negotiator like Bernardino León, the United Nations envoy trying to end a stubborn conflict in Libya that is spilling far beyond its borders, a necessary diplomatic tool is patience. The rival militias and governments in a fragmented Libya – either Islamist, secular, or tribal – are…

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  • 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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  • Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer…

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  • Scott Dixon wins Grand Prix of Long Beach

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon passed Helio Castroneves during a mid-race pit stop and dominated the rest of the way Sunday to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach for the first time.

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  • Opposition Centre wins Finnish election, ousts PM Stubb

    Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes. Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, a 53-year-old IT millionaire and newcomer to politics, is set to become…

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  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

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  • Opposition Centre wins Finnish vote, eurosceptic party second: final results

    Helsinki (AFP) - Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes, final results showed.

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  • Officials: Cocaine haul seized, 3 arrested off Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — French authorities have arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized a haul of 2.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat off the coast of Martinique.

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  • Parents of students missing in Mexico visit Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Parents of some of the 43 students who vanished in Mexico last September have rallied and marched with supporters in Boston this weekend to call attention to their plight.

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  • Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who…

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  • Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to make the most of Lazio's defeat as it was held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Atalanta in Serie A to move level on points with its city rival in second spot, while Inter Milan drew 0-0 against AC Milan in a heated derby match.

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  • Palmeiras beats Corinthians in shootout to reach state final

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Fernando Prass made two penalty saves as Palmeiras defeated rival Corinthians 6-5 in a shootout to reach the final of the Sao Paulo state championship on Sunday.

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