• IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, it said on Wednesday. Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, and Russia failed to meet a Nov.…

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  • Egypt plans blanket anti-terrorism law against 'disrupting order'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order. Authorities have cracked down hard on Islamist, secular and liberal opposition…

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  • British brothers jailed for attending militant training camp in Syria

    LONDON (Reuters) - Two brothers from London on Wednesday became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East. Finding them guilty of conspiracy…

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  • Five killed in clashes between Houthis, Sunnis in Yemen capital

    SANAA (Reuters) - Five people were killed in clashes between Shi'ite Houthi fighters and Sunni tribal opponents in Sanaa early on Wednesday, medical sources said, in some of the worst violence in Yemen's capital since it was seized by the Houthi movement in September. Residents of al Hasba area of…

  • China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S., official says

    By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of Chinese…

  • Vettori returns for NZ; Pakistan wins toss

    SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Daniel Vettori made a surprise return to test cricket after a two-year absence and won't have to wait long to bowl after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the third test against New Zealand.

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  • Thai police kept illicit fortune in hidden vaults

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal in Thailand kept an illicit fortune that included antique paintings, golden postage stamps and tens of millions of dollars in cash hidden in secret vaults at a dozen private residences, authorities said Wednesday.

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  • Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf

    SYDNEY (AP) — On the eve of the Australian Open — and their first tournament together since September — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.

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  • Northwestern holds off Miami (Ohio) 55-46

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Alex Olah and Vic Law scored 13 points apiece as Northwestern held off Miami (Ohio) 55-46 on Tuesday, advancing to face Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game Wednesday.

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  • Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in NZ

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5.

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  • Northern Iowa's balance sinks Virginia Tech 73-54

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Bohannon scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack and Northern Iowa defeated Virginia Tech 73-54 in the Riviera Division of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.

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