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  • Ukraine's military says one Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours

    Ukraine's military said on Monday one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and four wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, underscoring the fragility of a two-week-old ceasefire deal. Nonetheless, Ukraine reported a sharp drop in attacks from pro-Russian separatists over the…

    Reuters
  • Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

    Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with…

    Reuters
  • Bomb blast near top court building in Cairo kills two

    By Ahmed Tolba CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, the health ministry said, extending a series of such attacks in the Egyptian capital. The repeated security incidents in Cairo have raised concern over the…

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  • Sherpas head back to Everest, leaving bitter protests behind

    After a year of protest over safety and pay, Nepal’s intrepid Sherpas are brushing aside concerns raised by last April’s avalanche on Mount Everest and say they are ready to work again. The shock to the tight-knit Sherpa community led many to question the risks they take. “In the weeks after the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nemstov joins long list of those assassinated in post-Soviet Russia

    If the track record is anything to go by, Russians may never find out who gunned down liberal activist Boris Nemtsov on a bridge beside the Kremlin last Friday, or why. Mr. Nemtsov, who served as deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, is by far the highest ranking official to meet such a fate.…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees with 'lions'?

    The Islamic State is not happy with Twitter. On Sunday, supporters of the extremist militant group called for the death of company employees in response to Twitter’s blocking of social media accounts associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Buzzfeed reported. “We told you from the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why Hillary Clinton may jump into presidential race soon

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is reportedly planning to announce her 2016 presidential race in April, not in July. The report in The Wall Street Journal, citing close associates of Mrs. Clinton, represents a shift in direction. In late January, Team Clinton was putting out word that she may wait until…

    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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Gambia shuts down 'exploitative' gambling industry

    The Gambia has banned gambling, it announced on Monday, denouncing the industry as "exploitative" and saying the government acted to prevent its youth from becoming a generation of addicts. The move will hit gaming centres and casinos across the west African nation's tourist resorts and scores of…

    AFP11 mins ago
  • UN nuclear watchdog pushes Iran for faster response

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog pressed Iran on Monday to speed up cooperation with the agency's probe into Tehran's atomic programme. It is not an endless process," said Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency. While Iran is negotiating limits on its…

    AFP22 mins ago
  • Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its mission here to 17 diplomats as tensions between the two nations rise.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Bomb blast near Egypt court kills two, wounds 9

    Two people were killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion Monday outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo, the health ministry said. Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP that a 22-year-old man "died of injuries sustained in his backbone" in the attack. …

    AFP30 mins ago
  • Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • US House leader to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan troops have been slowly pushing…

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine

    "More than 6,000 lives have now been lost in less than a year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement accompanying the report, which noted a "serious escalation" in the conflict since 2015 began.

    AFP38 mins ago