• In Egypt, elections look set to cement return to the past

    By Lin Noueihed and Ali Abdelaty MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Holding court behind a battered desk at his campaign office in the southern town of Minya, Bahaa Fikry embodies Egypt's past. A provincial apparatchik in Hosni Mubarak's ruling party before the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings swept them both…

  • Palestinian 'Day of Rage' attacks kill three: Israeli police

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups. With the worst unrest in…

  • Taliban pull back from Kunduz as fighting flares on southern highway

    By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said they were pulling back in the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday in order to protect civilians, but fighting continued elsewhere in the country with government troops battling to reopen the main highway south of the capital Kabul. The Islamist…

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  • Can a gun shop be held responsible for customer crimes?

    In a potentially precedent setting case, two seriously wounded police officers have brought suit against a gun shop that they say has sold hundreds of weapons used in crimes. Officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch want the store that sold a gun that eventually was used to inflict harm on them…

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  • Attacks kill 3 in Israel, fueling concern about Palestinian uprising

    Four attacks in Israel Tuesday mark the most serious series of incidents in a month-long wave of violence, fueling a sense of panic across the country and raising fears of a swelling Palestinian uprising. In the first attack, two Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and…

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Reclaiming the heart of our humanity

    The Bible explains: “He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion” (Psalms 111:4). Christ Jesus is a model of compassion. While Jesus himself is no longer here, the power of Christ, or universal Truth – so evident in his compassionate healing –…

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  • South Korea: 20 years later, Californian son faces trial for Seoul murder

    The pending trial in South Korea of an American for murder that will take place nearly 20 years after the crime has captured the public's imagination here, while illuminating some deep fissures in this nation’s close relationship with the United States. Seoul prosecutors have accused Arthur…

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  • Brazil house speaker to respond to impeachment requests vs. president

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, said he would respond to outstanding requests to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday, though he will wait to decide on one request as opposition lawmakers were adding to it. Cunha, who broke from…

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  • Ton-up Malik leads Pakistan charge in first England Test

    Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led Pakistan's charge in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Malik was unbeaten on 124 for his third Test hundred -- his first against England -- to guide Pakistan to 286-4 at…

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  • Mas: Getting in the All Blacks' minds holds key to RWC win

    Getting inside the minds of the All Blacks, just like four years ago, will be the key for France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.

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  • Portugal Socialist leader says best placed to form next government

    By Axel Bugge and Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's Socialist Party is better placed to form a stable government than the center-right, after two far-left parties dropped their opposition to commitments Portugal has made to respect EU rules on reducing budget deficits, its leader said…

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  • Amnesty opens Nigeria office to investigate abuse charges

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International is opening an office in Nigeria, promising to investigate allegations of abuse including oil pollution, forced evictions and charges of military killings of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram Islamic extremists.

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  • ACLU sues psychologists over CIA interrogation tactics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used harsh interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists, saying the pair endorsed and taught torture tactics under the guise of science.

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  • MH17 shot down by BUK missile from war-torn Ukraine, inquiry finds

    Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - Air crash investigators concluded Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine last year killing all 298 people on board. "Flight MH17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead…

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  • Refugees in Pakistan hit by aid cuts as Europe crisis drains funds

    By Asad Hashim PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Aid programs for some of the 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan are being slashed amid the worst funding shortfall for a generation, as the European and Syrian migrant crisis uses up cash and dominates headlines, United Nations officials said. …

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  • Swiss coach Marcel Koller guides Austria to Euro 2016

    VIENNA (AP) — For all the sporting rivalry between the neighboring countries, it took a coach from Switzerland to help Austria qualify for a European Championship for the first time.

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  • Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Toronto Zoo

    A giant panda at the Toronto Zoo gave birth to twin cubs on Tuesday, the first baby pandas born in Canada since the zoo accepted two pandas on loan from China in 2013. Er Shun gave birth to the cubs 13 minutes apart shortly after 3 a.m. ET, the zoo said in a statement. The cubs weighed 188 grams…

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media that the…

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