• Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece

    Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday that they said were planning to sail to Greece from hideouts near secluded Aegean beaches and forests, hours after striking a deal with the European Union on stemming refugee flows. In the largest operation of its kind in recent months,…

  • Turkish opposition says police bullet may have killed Kurdish lawyer

    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A prominent Kurdish lawyer gunned down in southeastern Turkey appeared to have been shot by a policeman who was firing on suspects fleeing the scene of an attack on fellow officers, a deputy from Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Monday. Diyarbakir city…

  • U.S. embassy in Kabul warns of imminent attack in city

    The United States' embassy in Kabul on Monday warned of an imminent attack in the Afghan city, saying it had received credible reports of a threat within the next two days, but had no other details. "U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul city, Kabul…

  • Why 900 women are running for office in Saudi Arabia

    In a 2011 order, the now deceased King Abdullah announced women would be permitted to nominate candidates in the next set of municipal elections. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia? This time around, more than 900 female candidates have nominated themselves for municipal posts,…

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  • What is at stake for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trial begins?

    The start on Monday of the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man while in police custody could mark a pivotal moment for a city that has been a flashpoint in the US debate on police brutality. Officer William Porter is the first of six officers slated for separate…

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  • Planned Parenthood victims spent final moments helping others

    In the days after a shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday left three people dead and nine injured, details are starting to emerge about the victims. Ke'Arre Stewart, was a veteran and father of two girls, “the most sincere person,” a lifelong friend said she had ever met. …

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  • In wake of Paris attacks, a new kind of cartoon takes center stage

    As France slowly moves out of a national mourning, just over two weeks since coordinated terrorist attacks killed 130 people in the center of Paris, images, drawings and caricatures have become the city’s unexpected uniting force. Just 10 months after the attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie…

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • The Latest: Investigator: Noise heard in cockpit recording

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

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  • Obama pushes for calm in Russia-Turkey row

    US President Barack Obama pushed Monday for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official said. Obama called for an easing of inflamed Russia-Turkey tensions in a closed-door meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of…

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  • Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that striking an ambitious deal to curb global warming can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

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  • Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad targeting Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage has killed nine people and wounded another 21.

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  • The Latest: All but 9 released after violent Paris protests

    PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:

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  • Putin snubs Erdogan in Paris as pilot's body returned to Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed a meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in France on Monday as the body of a pilot killed when Ankara downed one of Moscow's warplanes returned home. Turkish authorities meanwhile again pledged not to apologise over last Tuesday's downing of…

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  • Photographer Annie Leibovitz remakes Pirelli calendar

    LONDON (AP) — It's no more nudes for the famous Pirelli calendar — this year, at least, with photographer Annie Leibovitz at the helm.

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  • US activist heading home after serving Peru terror sentence

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.

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  • AFP's Tzortzinis named wire photographer of year

    AFP's Angelos Tzortzinis was named Time magazine's Wire Photographer of 2015 for his images documenting the refugee crisis in Greece as well as the country's economic crisis. The 27-year-old Greek photographer was honored "for his heartfelt work documenting his country’s response to two…

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  • 16 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Officials in Guatemala said Monday the death toll in a brawl among inmates at an overcrowded prison has risen to 16, including three inmates who were decapitated.

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