• Five killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead five Palestinians in protests in Gaza on Friday and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israeli occupation. …

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  • U.N. council OKs mission against human trafficking off Libya

    By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday authorized European Union naval operations for one year to seize and dispose of vessels operated by human traffickers in the high seas off Libya. The resolution approved the second…

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  • China will not allow violations of its territorial waters

    China said on Friday it would not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea. A U.S. defense official told Reuters the United States was mulling…

  • Federal judge forces NYC subway to post 'The Muslims are Coming!' ads

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has banned political ads on New York City subways and buses, but does that include comedy? The MTA Board stated the ads violated a new ban on political ads. According to the Associated Press, the judge called it “utterly unreasonable” to…

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  • Student Immigrant Movement works for educational equity

    On Thursday afternoon, students affiliated with the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) held a peaceful protest at the office of Massachusetts State Senator Eileen Donoghue (D) of Lowell, in an attempt to persuade the senator to publicly support the Education Equity Act. First introduced in January…

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  • Confrontation leads to fatal shooting at Arizona college

    A suspect is in custody after a shooting at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus left one person dead and three others injured, according to school and law enforcement officials. Chief Fowler said names of the victims will not be released until all family members are contacted.

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  • Nobel Peace Prize throws curve with award to Tunisian Quartet

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee surprised many by giving this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, for building a pluralistic democracy in the wake of the country's Jasmine Revolution of 2011. It marks the second time in four years the peace prize goes to an "Arab…

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  • After leaving Bologna, NY lawyer Tacopina buys Venice's club

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — New York lawyer Joe Tacopina is leading a group of investors who have purchased Venice's fourth-division soccer club.

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  • U.S. changes tack on support to Syria rebels after failed training push

    By Phil Stewart and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The United States announced on Friday it would overhaul its failed efforts to support moderate Syrian rebels battling Islamic State, saying it would provide arms and equipment to vetted rebel leaders and their units. The U.S. announcement marked…

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  • The Latest: Former Tunisian leader says dialogue was key

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded. The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh — an Italian and a Japanese — have spooked tourists and…

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  • Tunisia shows dialogue with Islamists possible: Nobel panel head

    Tunisia's democratic transition, guided by a coalition of civil society groups that won Friday's Nobel Peace Prize, proves that political compromise between secular and Islamist groups can result in meaningful democracy, the committee head said. Speaking to AFP in an interview shortly after the…

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  • Tension flares in Guinea ahead of presidential poll

    Tension flared in Guinea ahead of Sunday's presidential election, only the country's second such democratic vote, as the opposition warned of fraud and incumbent President Alpha Conde appealed for a massive victory. After a largely peaceful campaign, Conde's main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo this…

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  • Djokovic extends streak to 27-0 at China Open, reaches semis

    BEIJING (AP) — Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 27 matches at the China Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over John Isner on Friday to secure a place in the semifinals.

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  • AP Exclusive: Hajj crush was deadliest ever at pilgrimage

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.

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  • U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

    A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, expanding on a prior injunction from a separate court that applied only to certain states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit granted a nationwide stay against the…

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  • Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days

    LONDON (AP) — Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.

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