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  • Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway, 23 injured

    By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada flight crash landed and slid off the runway in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries. The airline said the incident happened shortly after…

    Reuters
  • Afghan court sentences AP photojournalist's killer to 20 years in jail

    An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German national, was killed instantly while…

    Reuters
  • Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

    By Rujun Shen and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honor its "founding father". Tens of thousands of people waving…

    Reuters
  • In Kenya, religious coexistence feels pressure of stronger Muslim identity

    Her attire speaks to a series of compromises between her Christian-funded school and its Muslim students. This is the trade-off for attending Malindi Central Primary School, one of Kenya’s many church-sponsored public schools. Administrators are struggling to figure out how to accommodate a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • NCAA tournament 2015 TV schedule: Who to watch in Sunday's 'Elite 8'

    This contest features a pair of coaches who have been here before and will match wits at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University: Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Pitino of Louisville and Michigan State's Tom Izzo, who led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA national title. Three close wins,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nigerian elections: Boko Haram is one of many disruptions, but voters persist

    In the weeks and months leading up to Nigeria’s presidential elections, the Islamic militant group Boko Haram had vowed to disrupt the democratic process. “If we compare the six weeks before the crackdown to the six weeks following it, the number of Boko Haram attacks increased,” Matthew Henman,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    Friday was the deadline for Mrs. Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other American personnel. The subpoena was from the House Select…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Freddy Adu signs 1-year contract with Finnish club

    HELSINKI (AP) — Former U.S. international Freddy Adu has signed a one-year contract with Finnish club Kuopion Palloseura.

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  • In line under the sun, Nigerians wait to finish voting

    Life returned to normal in Nigeria's financial hub of Lagos on Sunday after the presidential election. The retired carpenter's polling station was one of about 300 across the country affected on Saturday by either a lack of election materials or staff or a failure of voter identification…

    AFP22 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 3:30 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…

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Porte holds off Valverde to win Volta a Catalunya

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Team Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia hung on to his overnight lead to win the Volta a Catalunya Sunday after the race's seventh and final stage was won by Alejandro Valverde of Spain.

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  • Egypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Jihadist chief killed in Tunisia as thousands march

    Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism. Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!" the demonstrators marched in a sea of red Tunisian flags to the…

    AFP48 mins ago
  • Suicide blast kills 1 civilian in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says that at least one civilian has been killed by a suicide bomb attack in eastern part of the capital Kabul.

    Associated Press53 mins ago
  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

    Associated Press57 mins ago
  • Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

    More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished," his son, Prime Minister Lee…

    AFP
  • Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said.

    Associated Press