• Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video

    By Sylvia Westall CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble…

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  • Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

    The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. HRW said the prosecution had presented little evidence to show the defendants did anything other than spread news…

  • Euro working group to meet Wednesday, deal still sought: Greek official

    Euro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official told Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. "The two sides agreed that there will be a Euro Working…

  • Another PG&E pipeline explosion: What did it learn from the 2010 explosion?

    A Friday afternoon pipeline explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff gun range left 11 people injured and caused a massive traffic jam on the nearby state Highway 99, according to the Associated Press. The pipeline is owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) and may prompt new questions about…

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  • Texas embraces handgun 'open-carry': What took 'em so long?

    Despite its reputation as a conservative bulwark, Texas has long acted more like California or New York when it comes to aversion to guns in public. Mr. Abbott’s expected signature will make Texas the 45th  state to allow open-carry of handguns in public spaces, a fact that polls suggest is…

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  • One man's last wish, 'Don't vote for Hillary Clinton.' Will it matter?

    Larry Darrell Upright died this week. "In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children .... Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We promise not to vote for Hillary," one mourner wrote. A CNN poll released Monday shows…

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  • Huckabee for president? Why 2016 won't be like 2008

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he will announce in May whether or not he will launch a presidential bid. Regardless, Huckabee said he will only run if he feels his campaign finances are sufficient to be a serious contender. “I don't want to jump in a pool that doesn't have any water in it.

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  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."

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  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

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  • Armenians to mark genocide centenary as Turkey dispute rages on

    Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide. Hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to the towering genocide…

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  • British police make fourth arrest in slaying of imam

    LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism detectives say they've arrested a fourth person as they investigate the slaying of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London.

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  • Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to make the most of Lazio's defeat as it drew 1-1 at home to relegation-threatened Atalanta in Serie A to move level on points with its city rival in second spot.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer…

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  • Ethiopia condemns Libya killings, not sure if its citizens

    Ethiopia said on Sunday it had not been able to verify that about 30 people shown in a video being shot and beheaded by Islamic State in Libya were Ethiopian Christians, but said it condemned the "atrocious act." "We have seen the video but our embassy in Cairo has not been able to confirm that…

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  • Greece set for trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

    Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation. Set inside a high security prison in Athens, the trial will see party chief Nikos…

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  • 8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.

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  • Manchester City beats West Ham 2-0, Silva stretchered off

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A bizarre own goal from West Ham's James Collins helped Manchester City back to winning ways in the Premier League but its 2-0 victory was overshadowed by a head injury to David Silva.

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