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  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper

    By Maria Sheahan and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. …

    Reuters
  • Egypt lists top Brotherhood leader, 17 others as terrorists: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor has listed the Muslim Brotherhood's leader and 17 other top members of the group as terrorists, state media said on Sunday, part of a sustained crackdown by the authorities on Islamists. Egypt has already listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization…

    Reuters
  • Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway, injuring passengers

    By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane slid off a runway and suffered heavy damage while landing in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, sending more than 20 passengers and crew to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The airline said in an update on…

    Reuters
  • Looking nervous? Yawning too much? TSA may be keeping an eye on you

    TSA doesn’t regularly report such encounters, but the week also likely included a number of passengers pulled aside for questioning and perhaps extra physical checking.

    Christian Science Monitor16 mins ago
  • Academic dishonesty at Stanford: What compels elite students to cheat?

    Stanford University is the latest in a series of top American universities to admit it has a cheating problem. With nearly 16,000 thousand students enrolled at Stanford, a few incidences of cheating and plagiarism are expected each quarter. The school is concerned over incidents in a number of…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups?

    Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim looked like any ubiquitous insurgent commander in southern Afghanistan. They are becoming more sophisticated in their communications, more lethal in their tactics, and more adept at fundraising.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to 'clarify' new religious freedom law

    In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Gov. Pence did not detail his legislative plans for the new law, other than to indicate that any changes wouldn’t be sweeping. The list includes Apple and Wal-Mart as well the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (who’s a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument. Undeterred…

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  • Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

    Nigeria counted ballots in its closely fought general election on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with officials calling for calm in the tense wait for a winner. Despite violence linked to Boko Haram militants and sporadic unrest elsewhere, UN…

    AFP14 mins ago
  • French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

    France's ruling Socialists took a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that saw major gains for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections. Right-wing parties, spearheaded by Sarkozy's UMP, won a thumping victory, taking between 65 and 71 councils…

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  • Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, including the man identified as the "operational chief" of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people, mostly foreign tourists,…

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Equatoguinean party-poopers hold Ivory Coast

    Equatorial Guinea became party-poopers on Sunday at the ongoing celebrations of new African football champions Ivory Coast by forcing a 1-1 international friendly draw in Abidjan. Spain-born teenage winger Ivan Salvador put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes at a vibrant, near-full Stade Felix…

    AFP36 mins ago
  • Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over…

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  • Apology for wrong anthem for El Salvador before game in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a soccer match in the U.S. capital apologized to El Salvador on Sunday for playing the wrong national anthem before an exhibition game against Argentina.

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  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call.

    Associated Press
  • Arabs vow to pound Yemen rebels until they surrender

    Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and a renegade troop base in the capital Sunday, as Arab leaders vowed to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has urged his Arab allies to keep bombing until the Huthi Shiite…

    AFP
  • French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses

    PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose half of its councils. The far-right…

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