• MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya

    By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month. Obama has hailed last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision to…

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  • Yemen government raises prospect of truce, air strikes kill 30

    By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Mukhashaf DUBAI/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's exiled government said on Monday it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month, as air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 30 people. The…

  • Iraqi jet mistakenly bombs Baghdad district, five killed

    An Iraqi plane accidentally dropped a bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses. The Sukhoi jet had been taking part in an air strike against Islamic State militants, Iraqi television said. Police in…

  • Boko Haram: Increased attacks plague President Buhari’s first months

    Explosions at a mosque and a Muslim restaurant in the Nigerian city of Jos Sunday night left scores dead, in an attack being blamed on Boko Haram and that promises Nigeria's continued conflict with the militant group under new President Muhammadu Buhari now in his second month in office. The…

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  • Maja Mataric looks for female students who want to be 'The Next MacGuyver'

    Maja Matarić, vice dean of research for the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, confronts an almost daily challenge in her efforts to promote engineering and recruit young women into the field. The competition challenges contestants to create ideas for television…

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  • For some Palestinians in East Jerusalem, a pragmatic 'Israelification'

    Suha, a young Palestinian lawyer, grew up in East Jerusalem and got her degree in the West Bank, then took a crash course in Hebrew to pass the Israeli bar. Now she is planning to take a step that was once considered taboo among Palestinians living under Israeli rule in the passionately contested…

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  • The Greece 'no' vote. No money, few options, and a lot more problems.

    Greeks today, citing national pride and sovereignty, voted overwhelmingly to reject a package of tax increases, government layoffs, and pension reductions demanded by wealthier eurozone nations in exchange for a new financial lifeline for the bankrupt country. The vote, which was running at 61.7…

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  • State media: Jordan arrests terror suspect with explosives

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state media say the security forces have arrested a man with purported links to an Iranian group on suspicion he planned to carry out terror attacks in the kingdom.

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  • Quake of 6.2 magnitude hits near Tonga: USGS

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck east-northeast of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Its epicenter was recorded as 10 km (6 miles) below the seabed. (Reporting by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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  • Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store shortly after opening it Monday — the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history. Won says…

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  • Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali

    The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania. Fighters from Ansar Dine allied with other Islamist fighters helped seize…

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  • Greece needs to change position to stay in euro: Germany's Gabriel

    Greece must present a new offer that goes beyond its previous proposals if it wants to remain in the euro, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, adding that Athens soon faced state insolvency. Other European Union countries needed to prepare humanitarian aid for Greece, Gabriel…

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  • Pakistani gunmen kill three in attack blamed on Islamist groups

    By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen riding motorcycles on Monday opened fire outside a passport office in southwestern Pakistan, killing three people, including a police officer, in an attack police blamed on radical Islamist groups. Sectarian strife has been worsening in…

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  • Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka with Masood-Younis show

    Shan Masood and Younis Khan compiled unbeaten centuries to keep Pakistan in the hunt for a landmark victory in the series-deciding third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Monday. Left-handed Masood, playing only his fifth Test, was unbeaten on 114, having reached his maiden century by lofting…

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  • Allianz's El-Erian says Greece 'on path to a Grexit': CNBC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz SE, said Monday that he expected a "shock to risk appetite" given the likelihood of a Greek exit from the euro zone.

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  • Gaza children 'emotionally shattered' one year after conflict

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent bed wetting and nightmares, a global children's charity said on Monday. A…

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