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  • Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway, injuring passengers

    By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane slid off a runway and suffered heavy damage while landing in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, sending more than 20 passengers and crew to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The airline said in an update on…

    Reuters
  • Afghan court sentences AP photojournalist's killer to 20 years in jail

    An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German national, was killed instantly while…

    Reuters
  • Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forces' advance in Tikrit

    Iraqi security forces battled Islamic State militants in central Tikrit on Sunday as the United States and its allies provided aerial support and local officials warned that the battle to retake the Sunni Muslim city would not be quick. Islamic State fighters, whose goal is to create a Muslim…

    Reuters
  • Academic dishonesty at Stanford: What compels elite students to cheat?

    Stanford University is the latest in a series of top American universities to admit it has a cheating problem.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups?

    Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim looked like any ubiquitous insurgent commander in southern Afghanistan. They are becoming more sophisticated in their communications, more lethal in their tactics, and more adept at fundraising.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to 'clarify' new religious freedom law

    In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Gov. Pence did not detail his legislative plans for the new law, other than to indicate that any changes wouldn’t be sweeping. The list includes Apple and Wal-Mart as well the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (who’s a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • A look at Lee Kuan Yew and the 'malaria-infested backwater' myth

    Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew was laid to rest today amid pomp and an almost unprecedented outpouring of grief in the city-state he helped turn into an economic powerhouse. Singapore's accomplishments under his leadership were deep and lasting. Singapore's GDP per capita was $516 in 1965 and today…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Blow for ruling Socialists as French right leads local elections

    Paris (AFP) - French voters looked to have given the ruling Socialists a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday, while boosting the prospects for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential polls.

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  • Firmino earns Brazil 1-0 win over Chile in friendly match

    LONDON (AP) — Brazil kept up its resurgence since last year's World Cup by beating Chile 1-0 in an ill-tempered friendly on Sunday, with substitute Roberto Firmino's second-half goal clinching an eighth straight victory in Dunga's second spell as coach.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument. Undeterred…

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Germany beats Georgia 2-0 away in Euro qualifier

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Germany got its European Championship qualifying campaign back on track with a hard-fought 2-0 win in Georgia on Sunday.

    Associated Press37 mins ago
  • Uzbekistan president set for win in predictable poll

    Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov looked certain to claim victory in presidential polls Sunday after all three of the 77-year-old's challengers endorsed his bid to extend his 25-year-rule. Karimov, accompanied by his wife Tatyana Karimova, cast his ballot at midday in the weakly-contested vote…

    AFP44 mins ago
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday and despite extremist violence in the northeast and protests in the south.

    Associated Press
  • Greece seeks 'happy ending' as creditors mull loan deal

    Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in remarks published Sunday he hoped key talks with international creditors would yield a "happy ending" in the standoff over the country's crippling debt crisis.

    AFP54 mins ago
  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    Berlin (AFP) - The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict.

    AFP54 mins ago
  • Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    Berlin (AFP) - The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

    AFP
  • Divided Nigeria city awaits results of tense presidential vote

    Kaduna (Nigeria) (AFP) - A Sunday Mass was faintly audible in the background as Ene Orgha recalled the violence that left her stranded from her home in the city of Kaduna after Nigeria's general elections four years ago.

    AFP