• Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers. Three of the group led out to be killed saved their lives by…

  • U.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey has been a reluctant partner in the U.S.-led coalition…

  • U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.…

  • Obama golfing with Derek Jeter – but Shadow Creek may be the real star

    President Obama loves his golf – and on Saturday, snagged a round at one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world, Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas.

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  • Obama’s immigration plan may give him the upper hand for now

    For the moment, at least, here’s what it looks like after President Obama challenged Congress on immigration.

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  • Mystery mush and plastic food: #ThanksMichelleObama. Fair target?

    Complaining about public school lunches is a time-honored tradition, but now it has its own hashtag.

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  • US braces for Ferguson verdict: How semblance of peace could prevail

    Some 50 official activist groups in Ferguson, Mo. have signed a pact with authorities to peacefully protest the outcome of the Michael Brown case. But all eyes are on the young men and women who spontaneously took to the streets this summer to vent their anger at what they perceive as authorities…

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  • Zou wins before home crowd on Pacquiao undercard

    MACAU (AP) — Zou Shiming treated the home crowd to an entertaining win Sunday, knocking down Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym three times on his way to a foul-plagued unanimous decision on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri title fight.

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  • Injured Maqsood ruled of ODI series against NZ

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of next month's one-day series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates due to wrist injury.

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region,…

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  • 'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.

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  • Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins

    PARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.

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  • South Africa wins toss, will bat 1st in final ODI

    SYDNEY (AP) — South Africa has won the toss and elected to bat first in the final one-day international against Australia on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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  • German couple found murdered in Caribbean island of Tobago

    By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - An elderly German couple was found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday, according to police. The bodies of 74 year old Conrad Keale and his 71 year old wife Bridgette Keale bore marks of…

  • We want to be 'right dog' for World Cup repeat: New Zealand coach

    CARDIFF (United Kingdom) (AFP) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has clearly marked his team's challenge after again dominating world rugby in 2014: winning an unprecedented back-to-back World Cup in 2015.

  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck Saturday near Nagano city shortly after 10…

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  • Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.

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  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

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