• Kerry cancels trip in honor of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

    By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honor of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran's nuclear program intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a…

  • Tens of thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack

    By Tarek Amara and Mohamed Argoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government said its forces had killed nine members of a group suspected of carrying out this month's deadly…

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  • Even before any 'Brexit' vote, UK losing sway in Europe

    By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead. London's partners are keen to keep Britain in the 28-nation bloc, but not at…

  • Nigerian elections: Boko Haram is one of many disruptions, but voters persist

    In the weeks and months leading up to Nigeria’s presidential elections, the Islamic militant group Boko Haram had vowed to disrupt the democratic process. “If we compare the six weeks before the crackdown to the six weeks following it, the number of Boko Haram attacks increased,” Matthew Henman,…

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  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    Friday was the deadline for Mrs. Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other American personnel. The subpoena was from the House Select…

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  • Boston Police officer shot, suspect killed: A case of justified deadly force?

    Decorated Boston Police officer and military veteran John T. Moynihan was injured during a shoot-out in Roxbury on Friday night. The report found that the number of police shootings against unarmed suspects is on the rise, going from 6 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in 2013.

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  • Grandmother’s punishment for girl's running death tests death penalty in Ala

    An Etowah County, Ala., jury on Friday found that Joyce Hardin Garrard murdered her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, by literally running the 9-year-old to death in the backyard in 2012. Alabama is one of three states – the others are Delaware and Florida – that allow so-called judicial override of…

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  • Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday

    Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:00 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…

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  • Nigerians continue voting after 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.

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  • High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.

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  • Nigerian troops 'battle Boko Haram outside Bauchi'

    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops on Sunday battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the northeastern city of Bauchi, residents and a military source told AFP.

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  • Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify

    Lausanne (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a dire warning Sunday about a possible nuclear accord with Iran as talks in Switzerland towards the outline of a deal intensified days before a deadline.

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  • Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.

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  • US crew battles for Cape Horn bragging rights in global race

    ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — American boat Team Alvimedica took the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg early Sunday as the six-strong fleet continued to endure a helter-skelter ride toward Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean.

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  • Cameroon residents kill suspected C. African Republic rebels

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A local official says residents in eastern Cameroon killed "several" suspected fighters from Central African Republic who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping.

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  • No fairytale finish for New Zealand at Cricket World Cup

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup but couldn't conjure the last and longed-for victory, losing Sunday's final by seven wickets to Australia.

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