• CCTV shows British schoolgirls at Istanbul bus station on way to Syria: media

    Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. British police and the girls' families have issued…

  • Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

    At least three people were arrested as a group of about 400 people in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of ongoing tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel…

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  • Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

    By Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said…

  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll again, but Scott Walker comes on very strong

    For the third year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky has won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll taken at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. His young libertarian legions made that possible again, as they did for Sen. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron…

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  • Why the Boston Marathon bombing trial will stay in Boston

    After requesting a halt on the trial and a new location, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings – which killed three people and injured more than 260 - will remain in Boston. Mr. Tsarnaev's lawyers have attempted to change the location of the trial three times, reported…

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  • Many girls in Africa and the Middle East are under pressure to leave school

    In numerous developing countries, more girls are in school and staying longer than ever before, as families and governments grasp the economic and social benefits of girls getting an education. Afghanistan is one example of a country spurring global gains in girls’ education, with the proportion…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • Kurdish rebels call disarmament move historic, want Turkey to step up reforms

    Kurdish militants on Sunday described as "historic" a call by their jailed leader to hold a disarmament congress and said Turkey must now take concrete steps to keep the peace process on track. Abdullah Ocalan, who still exerts influence over the armed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) from his prison…

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  • Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian activist says 80 percent of West Bank shops no longer carry products from six major Israel food companies, as a boycott takes hold.

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  • Egypt election committee working on new poll timetable

    By Ahmed Tolba and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's main election committee said on Sunday it was working on a new timetable for a long-awaited parliamentary poll after a court ruled that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

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  • Pope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest.

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  • Blatter concerned by Russian soccer racism before World Cup

    HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he's concerned by a study highlighting the scale of Russia's racism problem ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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  • Russia's Pavlichenko wins European luge title

    SOCHI (AP) — Russia's Semyon Pavlichenko won the European championship men's luge title Sunday in front of his home crowd, adding to the world title he won last month.

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  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

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  • Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 20 runs for 1st win at World Cup

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Mohammad Irfan used his height to full effect to take four wickets as Pakistan defended a low total against Zimbabwe to get its World Cup campaign back on track with a 20-run victory on Sunday.

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  • Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Boris Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

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