• We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry

    By David Brunnstrom and Noah Browning DOHA (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear deal should bring stability and "good neighborliness" rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers. …

  • Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

    By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the…

  • Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed

    At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition…

  • In Snowden's wake, crypto-startups take root in Germany

    The scope of National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden didn’t particularly alarm Felix Müller-Irion. What alarmed Mr. Müller-Irion was something most people would consider a mere footnote in the global controversy following Mr.…

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  • Senate to vote on Planned Parenthood funding: What's at stake?

    The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a bill to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, amid an uproar following the release by an anti-abortion group of controversial, secretly-recorded videos that claim to show officials from the family-planning group discussing the illegal sale…

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  • Memphis shooting: What do we know about Tremaine Wilbourn?

    The man who shot and killed a police officer in Memphis this weekend is a 29-year-old convicted bank robber, local authorities said Sunday. As Officer Bolton walked toward the car, a 2002 Mercedes-Benz, a passenger got out and confronted him, reports The Associated Press. Recommended: Can you…

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  • How do you debate someone like Donald Trump?

    Donald Trump says he has no plans to tone down his signature tendency to speak his mind unfiltered at the first Republican debate this Thursday. He’ll even go in without notes. Now, his fellow Republicans need to figure out what to do about that. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

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  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's Parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians.

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  • Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, injuries reported

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city fell onto a row of buildings Monday, flattening apartments and small shops. A fire brigade spokesman said between seven and 20 people may have been injured, and at least one person was believed trapped in…

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  • S.Africa's ombudsman bemoans attacks on Nkandla report

    South Africa's public ombudsman on Monday bemoaned attacks against her report into President Jacob Zuma's $24 million state-funded upgrades to his private residence. The Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said her office had experienced unprecedented criticism after findings last year that…

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  • Sjostrom and Hosszu set world marks at swim championships

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.

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  • Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up far from venue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe Monday, 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in a San Francisco Bay Area city.

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  • Outcry after journalist beaten in Burundi

    Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders lashed out Monday at the "despicable assault" against an AFP reporter in Burundi, who says he was detained and badly beaten after a top general was assassinated. Esdras Ndikumana, a prominent Burundian journalist who works for Agence France-Presse and Radio…

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  • Peaty wins historic 100m breaststroke world gold

    Adam Peaty won the men's 100m breaststroke gold at the world swimming championships on Monday to become Britain's first world champion in the event for 40 years. The 20-year-old, who is making his worlds debut, swam 58.52 seconds with Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa taking…

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  • UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

    LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland — the first step in recovering money from the country's costliest-ever bank rescue.

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  • Sudan offers guarantees for rebels to attend Khartoum talks

    Sudan's government said Monday it is ready to offer rebels battling its forces legal guarantees to allow them to attend talks in Khartoum aimed at addressing the country's multiple crises. President Omar al-Bashir has called for a national dialogue to try to end conflicts in border regions and to…

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

    BAGO, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election. Over the weekend President Thein Sein…

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  • Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a judge in Paris Monday after the arrival of a wing fragment that possibly belonged to the doomed aircraft.

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