• Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders, rot

    By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting "revolution" took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilization against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt. The "You Stink" protest campaign, ignited by…

  • Beijing battens down, cranks up propaganda ahead of war parade

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year. Some…

  • India's Modi accepts defeat on contentious land decree, will change law

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will let an executive order making it easier for businesses to buy land lapse on Monday after failing to win support from opposition parties in a major blow to his economic reform agenda. Modi said on Sunday the government was ready to amend the proposed law and…

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  • More than 1 in 6 children are obese: How parents and teachers can help

    While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts. “Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. In a study released last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that…

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  • Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

    Local activists are incensed over the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, in a Portsmouth, Va., jail this week. Mr. Mitchell had a history of mental illness, said local paper The Virginian-Pilot, and he was being held awaiting transfer to a mental hospital. Mitchell's body was found at the Hampton…

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  • Can lessons from Plains reach beyond Mr. Jimmy's Sunday school class?

    When the Methodist church in Plains, Ga., puts on its annual fish fry, the congregation is usually nearly the whole town of 700 people. Before Mr. Jimmy, as he is called here, became President, Plains was cloven by race, if not religion, and Carter breached protocol and tradition and risked a…

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  • Egypt hands Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy three years in jail

    Three journalists accused of terrorism-related charges in Egypt, including Egyptian-born Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, were today sentenced to three years in prison, to the dismay of their families and lawyers who were hopeful the trio would be released after an almost two-year ordeal. “The sentence is…

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    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago. Combined with pervasive patriotic education that goes to great…

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  • Belief powers Nishikori bid for Open final return

    Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's US Open runner-up, makes another bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam singles title starting Monday. The 25-year-old winner of 10 ATP titles will begin his run Monday morning at Louis Armstrong Stadium against Benoit Paire, having…

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  • Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.

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  • Wonder cure puts Naholo in All Blacks World Cup squad

    Wellington (AFP) - Waisake Naholo completed a stunning comeback from a broken leg Sunday when he was named in the New Zealand World Cup squad, while stalwarts Israel Dagg and Cory Jane missed out.

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  • Sri Lanka 47-5 at lunch day 3 of 3rd test vs. India

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian seamers Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny ran through Sri Lanka's top order to leave the hosts struggling on 47-5 at lunch on the third day of the third test in reply to India's first innings total of 312 on Sunday.

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  • Miracle cure sees Naholo named in NZ World Cup squad

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Injured winger Waisake Naholo was named Sunday in New Zealand's squad to defend the Rugby World Cup as the selectors trusted a Fijian folk healer to repair Naholo's broken leg in time for the tournament's pool rounds.

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  • Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport, kill 1, abduct 1

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.

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  • Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.

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  • Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.

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  • Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

    By Pairat Temphairojana and Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block. …

  • China investigates former chairman of Wuhan Iron and Steel

    By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China's anti-corruption agency has said it has opened an investigation into the former chairman of major Chinese steelmaker Wuhan Iron and Steel. Deng Qilin, chairman of the company until June 2015, is alleged to have committed serious violations of…