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  • Turkish military says three soldiers killed in PKK attack in the southeast

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed three Turkish soldiers in an attack on an army battalion in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Thursday, the military said in a statement. Helicopters and a commando unit have been dispatched to the area, the army said,…

  • Greek PM suggests party referendum to overcome split in Syriza

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for his Syriza party to hold an emergency congress next month to overcome divisions but said a snap party referendum would be acceptable if leftist dissenters wanted a quicker solution. In a speech to Syriza's central committee, Tsipras said a…

  • Germany's Schaeuble wants to rebalance EU Commission's role

    By Hans-Edzard Busemann BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's finance minister wants to correct the balance between the European Commission's political role and its regulatory powers, reflecting concern in Berlin over the EU executive's neutrality as its political clout grows. A spokeswoman for the German…

  • India executes Mumbai bombings accomplice despite clemency appeals

    Yakub Memon, a former accountant convicted of a support role in the 1993 terrorist attack in Mumbai, was executed in India early Thursday despite a flurry of last minute clemency hearings. India deployed 35,000 police on the streets of Mumbai to avoid violence and street protests. Mr. Memon was…

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  • Family of black man killed by Ohio police officer urges calm

    Officials and activists applauded Wednesday's indictment of a University of Cincinnati police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. But some community leaders have expressed concern that the city could erupt in violence – similar to riots that broke out in…

    Christian Science Monitor59 mins ago
  • Michael Schrenk on stealing data your company gives away for free

    With a bot that tracks changes in, say, a company's hiring ads, Schrenk says he can figure out its plans for expansion. In advance of his presentation at the Def Con hacker conference starting next week in Las Vegas, Passcode spoke with Schrenk about the insider information he's paid to glean from…

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  • MH370 mystery: What clues could recovered debris hold about missing flight?

    A large chunk of plane debris has turned up on an island in the western Indian Ocean that could belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Air safety investigators have identified it as a “flaperon” from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a US official told the Associated…

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  • Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • England 281 all out against Australia in Ashes Test

    England were bowled out for 281 in reply to Australia's first innings 136, a lead of 145 runs, on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Thursday. Joe Root top-scored with 63, while Moeen Ali made a dashing 59 after Ian Bell's 53 on Wednesday. Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon…

    AFP21 mins ago
  • British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage

    Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm" of migrants was trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel. "This is very testing, I accept that, because you have got a swarm of people coming across the…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday. Forces loyal to…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • French police slow desperate migrant bids to cross Channel

    Hundreds of migrants holed up in northern France made another desperate attempt to reach England in the early hours of Thursday, as Britain's prime minister came under fire for controversial comments on the crisis. France has bolstered its police presence in the northern port city of Calais and…

    AFP25 mins ago
  • Court hearing delayed for Zimbabwe lion hunt co-accused

    A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion was postponed Thursday amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal's death. Honest Ndlovu was scheduled to appear in Hwange magistrates' court over the hunt in which a wealthy American…

    AFP26 mins ago
  • After Russia's U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects. Russia…

    Reuters26 mins ago
  • Iraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideast

    BAGHDAD (AP) — It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity.

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries. Malaysia's…

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure on the region's fragile ecosystems.

    Associated Press35 mins ago