• Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

    By Pavel Polityuk and Jason Bush KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively…

  • Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians: police

    By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said. In the West Bank city of Hebron, a Palestinian was shot dead by a paramilitary Israeli…

  • Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead

    BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness and an Iraqi border police source said, in an attack claimed shortly afterwards by Islamic State. The Islamic State militant group claimed…

  • Drone killing accidents reveal Obama’s tough war choices

    Barack Obama became commander in chief vowing to end America’s foreign wars as quickly as possible. Instead, he found those politically unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shifting into something else – violent conflict with different boundaries (or no boundaries), enemies from supposedly…

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  • Free-range vs. helicopter: What does it mean to be a good parent?

    As such stories gain media attention, they’ve sparked a wide-ranging debate on what constitutes neglect, when the state should intervene in parenting decisions, and whether the shifting trends toward helicopter parenting and constant supervision are actually in children’s best interest. It took…

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  • How to create neighborhoods where children are free to play

    A common complaint of parents who want to give their kids more unsupervised playtime is that none of their neighbors do it: They might let their children walk home from school or wander the neighborhood, but without other kids around, it’s not as much fun. “I couldn’t find neighborhoods where kids…

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  • Why does Nepal get such big earthquakes?

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal Saturday, leveling buildings and killing nearly 1,000 people, according to reports. The quake, which has triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and tremors felt in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh, is the worst to hit…

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  • Thousands gather at dawn ceremony to mark Gallipoli centenary

    By Dasha Afanasieva GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, Turkey (Reuters) - Leaders and dignitaries from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey led thousands at dawn ceremonies on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape their nations. The…

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  • England 65-1, need 78 more in last session to win 2nd test

    ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — England was 65-1 at tea and 78 more runs from victory against the West Indies on a stunning last day Saturday of the second cricket test.

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  • Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow

    Fierce fighting raged Saturday in south Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, as pressure mounted for the warring factions to hold political talks. The Huthi rebels, who have overrun large parts of the country and forced Hadi to flee overseas,…

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  • City wins as Champions League places look set in England

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City's disappointing season looks like ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win Saturday over Aston Villa opened a nine-point gap to the fading chasers for the Premier League's top four.

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  • Bayern beats Hertha to put Bundesliga title on ice

    BERLIN (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger scored with 10 minutes remaining for Bayern Munich to beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 and move even closer to the Bundesliga title on Saturday.

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  • Late Fernandinho strike sends Man City second

    Fernandinho volleyed in an emphatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday to reclaim second place in the Premier League table. A calamitous miskick by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan allowed Sergio Aguero to put City ahead in the third minute and…

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  • UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.

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  • Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

    ESTHER, England (AP) — Surrounded by an 18,000-capacity crowd at Sandown Park racecourse, Tony McCoy pulled down his goggles to mask the tears.

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  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the…

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  • La. National Guard airmen in Bulgaria for training mission

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 150 Louisiana National Guard airmen are in Bulgaria for a training mission with that country's air force.

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  • U.S. sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: Kerry

    The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. "We are working closely with the government of…

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