• Three women killed in clashes in Egypt's Sinai: security sources

    Two women were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while another died in crossfire between militants and security forces in two separate incidents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said on Sunday. Security sources blamed the violence on Sinai Province, Egypt's most active…

  • Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting Europe

    By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement. After a turbulent first week in office, the…

  • South Sudan's warring sides sign another ceasefire deal

    South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed another ceasefire agreement on Monday, edging them closer to a final deal to end a 15-month conflict that has ravaged the world's newest country, mediators said. African diplomatic sources said the agreement, which has not…

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  • Obama on Deflategate: Patriots would have won 'regardless'

    "Here's what I know: the Patriots were going to beat the Colts regardless of what the footballs looked like," Mr. Obama said, referring to whether or not the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs to make them easier to throw. Obama also spoke on the economy, answered questions…

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  • Gronk Kryptonite? Will injured Kam Chancellor play in Super Bowl XLIX?

    Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor injured his knee at the end of practice Friday, throwing doubt on his ability to play – and play well – in Sunday's game. On Saturday, Seattle Coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor "looked great" in practice. Chancellor is maybe the closest thing that the National…

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  • Super Bowl XLIX tickets: Why are they the most expensive ever?

    Thanks in part to questionable reselling practices and hundreds of heartbroken fans, tickets for this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks are now the most expensive in the game’s 49-year history. The two biggest purveyors of tickets, Stub Hub and NFL…

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  • The new 'cool' cities for Millennials

    When Clara Gustafson, a recent graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., told her friends that she was moving to Baltimore, a lot of them looked at the 24-year-old as if she were crazy.

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  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • Patriots start the Super Bowl with the ball

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots started the Super Bowl with the ball after losing the coin toss and Seattle deferred to the second half.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. The failure to save Goto raised fears for the…

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  • Asians slower to seek immigration protection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.

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  • Messi, Neymar lead Barca to 3-2 comeback , Arsenal wins

    Lionel Messi and Neymar came to the rescue on Sunday to keep Barcelona in the hunt for the Spanish league title.

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  • Premier League duo help take Ghana, Ivorians through

    Premier League stars Christian Atsu and Wilfried Bony both scored twice on Sunday to help Ghana and the Ivory Coast complete the semi-final line-up at the Africa Cup of Nations. Atsu got his brace in Ghana's ruthless 3-0 win against Guinea before Bony netted two headers as the Ivorians won 3-1 in…

    AFP53 mins ago
  • Monaco and Lyon draw 0-0 in French league

    PARIS (AP) — French league leader Lyon asserted its title credentials ahead of a crucial game against defending champion Paris Saint-Germain with a gritty 0-0 draw at Monaco on Sunday.

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  • Messi, Neymar lead Barca to 3-2 comeback win over Villarreal

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored to help Barcelona come from behind twice to beat Villarreal 3-2 and stay in the hunt for the Spanish league title on Sunday.

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  • Porto routs Pacos Ferreira 5-0 to stay 2nd in Portugal

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Forward Ricardo Quaresma scored twice as FC Porto thrashed Pacos Ferreira 5-0 in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

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  • Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.

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