• Britain's Labour should run own pro-EU campaign: leadership favorite

    Britain's opposition Labour Party should run its own campaign to persuade Britons to remain inside the European Union, lawmaker Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become the party's new leader, said on Wednesday. After securing an outright parliamentary election win in May, Conservative Prime Minister…

  • Philippine's Aquino revives comparison between China and Nazi Germany

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a veiled comparison on Wednesday between China's activities in the South China Sea and Nazi Germany's expansionism before World War Two, echoing similar remarks he made last year that outraged Beijing. Aquino, who is…

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  • Saudi-led alliance launches air strikes on Yemen capital

    Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said. The Saudi-led coalition began air strikes in Yemen in March in a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to…

  • Native American student sues to wear eagle feather at graduation

    Should a graduating high school student be allowed to wear an eagle feather – an item with cultural and religious significance to him, as a member of a native American tribe – at his graduation ceremony? A hearing was to be held Tuesday afternoon, and Mr. Titman hopes for a decision before his…

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  • FBI spy planes: Who's mystery man 'Robert Lindley'?

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a secret air force of light planes that conducts overhead surveillance for a wide range of law-enforcement matters in many, if not most, of the big cities in the United States. It’s also possible this exposure will push changes in FBI procedures. The…

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  • Man shot by law enforcement in Boston was monitored by terrorism task force

    The fatal shooting of a Muslim man on a Boston sidewalk underscores the difficulty faced by US authorities trying to counter the increasing influence of Islamic radicalization among young men and women living in the United States. Although the full details of Tuesday’s encounter have not yet been…

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  • Paris helps unlock true love

    Thank you, Paris. It closed off the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge over the Seine, and removed almost a million locks put on the grillwork by couples as a symbol of their devotion to each other. Over the past decade, Paris has become the main attraction in a worldwide craze to place…

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold.

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  • Pakistan recalls openers Shehzad, Masood for tests vs SLanka

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood have been recalled for the three-test series against Sri Lanka this month while offspinner Saeed Ajmal missed out.

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  • Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.

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  • Australian football chief says 2022 Qatar process not clean

    The chairman of Football Federation Australia says bidding for the 2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar was not clean, explaining in an extraordinary open letter Wednesday how he felt Australia never had a chance to be given hosting rights.

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  • Japan, Philippines huddle amid increasing China concerns

    TOKYO (AP) — The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country's deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about China's assertiveness in regional seas.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades. Chinese…

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  • Tajik police chief who joined Islamic State wanted for treason

    Tajikistan has issued an international arrest warrant for the commander of its elite police force who joined Islamic State, prosecutors said on Wednesday, accusing him of treason. Khalimov's defection alarmed many in Tajikistan, an impoverished Muslim nation which borders Afghanistan and is still…

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  • 2 civilians killed in surge of shelling in east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in east Ukraine say two civilians in a government-controlled area have been killed amid a surge of shelling as combat flares between the armed forces and separatist rebels.

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  • Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video

    BANGKOK (AP) — It remains unclear how the "racist orgy" video was leaked. But it's safe to say the scandal surrounding Leicester City was not the game plan when its Thai owners and sponsors invited the club to tour Thailand.

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  • Softbank invests $1B in SKorean e-commerce firm Coupang

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean online shopping site Coupang has secured a $1 billion investment from Japanese Internet company Softbank Corp.

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