• Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units in central Yemen and the capital Sanaa on Monday despite a formal end to the air strikes, residents said, and a humanitarian crisis worsened as both sides blocked aid. Residents…

  • Putin accuses 'quasi-partners' of counting on Russia collapse

    President Vladimir Putin accused some of Russia's "quasi-partners" on Monday of counting on the country's collapse by cutting its banks off from the global financial system at a time when oil prices had plunged. Speaking in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, Putin said they had been proved…

  • Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations. …

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  • After 25 years, California officer meets rescued abandoned baby: How often are babies abandoned?

    Robin Barton was abandoned as a newborn in 1989. How do we, as a society, handle discarded and abandoned infants? A little over 25 years ago, Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna heard a noise coming from a garbage can. They named him Robin Barton, and raised the 4-pound, 2-oz.

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  • Lawmakers revive support for Aaron's Law to reform anti-hacking statute

    For Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is deeply personal. He was later arrested and prosecutors charged him with violations under the fraud and abuse act that carried up to 35 years in prison. Before any trial or deal with federal prosecutors, however, Mr. Swartz, 26,…

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  • Exiled Yemeni government rejects calls for peace talks as airstrikes continue

    Yemen's government in exile rejected a call for peace talks from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and said a Saudi-backed bombing campaign would continue, dimming hopes for any prospect of a political solution to the fighting that is racking the country. Mr. Saleh, a one-time enemy turned ally…

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  • Overcoming annoyances

    I was annoyed. My Internet was down, and I’d been on hold with the provider for 20 minutes. Then, just as I was finally being transferred to an operator, the call dropped.

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  • Change to Greek bailout negotiating team fuels market hopes

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece reshuffled its bailout negotiating team on Monday following fierce criticism of its finance minister, meeting with market applause as investors hoped it will facilitate a deal to save the country from bankruptcy.

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  • Japan's Inpex wins stake in major UAE oil fields

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The main state oil company in the United Arab Emirates says Japan's Inpex has won a stake in the development of major oil fields in the energy-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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  • Mylan rejects Teva's $40.1 billion buyout offer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mylan N.V. rejected Teva Pharmaceuticals' $40.1 billion buyout offer, saying the cash-and-stock proposal undervalues the company.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the…

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  • American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

    SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) — It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to…

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  • Global warming to blame for most heat extremes - study

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewing the weather. "Already today 75 percent of the…

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  • Virgins recruited as sex slaves for Colombian drug lords: reports

    By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombian authorities intercepted phone calls between a young woman and a member of Colombia's most powerful drug cartel, the Urabenos, they heard the woman offer merchandise with "zero kilometers". In excerpts of the taped phone…

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  • US stocks creep higher at start of busy week for earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose slightly in morning trading Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings news and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.

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  • Bangladesh looks for test breakthrough against Pakistan

    KHULNA, Bangladesh (AP) — Emboldened by its whitewash of Pakistan in the limited-overs games, Bangladesh could be ready to make its big breakthrough at test level when a two-match series against the same opponents begins Tuesday.

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