• Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. The news, announced in a statement on…

  • Poll suggests Britons more likely to vote to stay in EU

    Britons are more likely to vote to stay part of the European Union than leave in a future membership referendum, a poll showed on Monday, with only 18 percent saying they would definitely elect to exit the bloc. The YouGov poll for The Times newspaper asked the question because Britain faces a…

  • U.S. warships accompany British commercial vessels in Strait of Hormuz: Pentagon

    U.S. Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. Navy had…

  • Afghanistan's trial against fear

    In 1955, for example, the killing of a black boy, Emmett Till, in Mississippi sparked the civil rights movement. Yet its conservative society still denies many basic rights to girls and women.

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  • Royal princess: What significance do her names hold?

    A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed Monday that Britain's Prince William his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. "You have to remember they are naming the future king or queen,” ABC's royals contributor Victoria Arbiter told E! prior to…

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  • Nepal quake: 'Shangri-la' tourism takes heavy hit

    Beyond killing more than 7,000 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal delivered a major blow to an already beleaguered tourism industry. Foreign tourists, on the other hand, are increasingly few and far between – and it's unclear when they’ll return. …

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  • Smith College expands definition of women to include transgender students

    One of the nation’s most prestigious women’s colleges is about to expand its definition of women. Smith College is the largest of “the Seven Sisters,” a consortium of prestigious, all-female, liberal arts colleges on the East Coast of the United States. Since its inception, Smith has touted…

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  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.

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  • Poland funeral honours Auschwitz survivor Bartoszewski

    The presidents of Germany and Poland on Monday attended the funeral of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, an Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister who died last month at the age of 93. "A former prisoner of Auschwitz and Stalinist prisons, he conveyed the truth about crimes carried out by…

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  • Cagliari cruises past already relegated Parma 4-0

    CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Cagliari cruised past already relegated Parma 4-0 in Serie A on Monday, offering hope that the Sardinian club can climb out of the drop zone.

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  • France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party

    France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended from the far-right party his daughter Marine now leads after a disciplinary hearing Monday. A special meeting of party members will be called "within three months" to decide whether to strip him of the title of honorary president of…

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  • NY's Giuliani to El Salvador: Annihilate gangs to boost security

    El Salvador's two rival gangs must be destroyed in order to quell violent crime in the increasingly lawless Central American country, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said at a local business conference on Monday. "The biggest problem in New York was the mafia and then drug traffickers, but…

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  • Almeria fights back for 2-2 draw with Celta in Spain

    ALMERIA, Spain (AP) — Forward Thievy Bifouma scored one goal and forced a sending off as Almeria erased a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Celta Vigo on Monday in a Spanish league match both sides finished with 10 men.

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  • Cannons and bells ring out for baby Princess Charlotte

    Prince William and his wife Kate announced Monday that their new baby princess will be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, as the sound of gun salutes and pealing bells rang out over London. Britain had been on tenterhooks waiting to discover what names the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would give…

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  • McIlroy, Spieth together in opening 2 rounds of Players

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds.

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  • Guam starts issuing checks to police for owed specialty pay

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's police chief said checks will be mailed out this week for $6.4 million in specialty pay related to law enforcement raises that island lawmakers approved in 2008.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday. Nepal is one of the world's poorest…

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