• Nigeria says uncovers Boko Haram spy ring at Abuja airport

    Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by militant Islamist group Boko Haram at the international airport in the capital Abuja apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack, the country's national security agency said. In a statement late on Friday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it…

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  • Libyan drownings, truck of corpses drive up migrant toll

    By Karin Strohecker and Ahmed Elumami EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to…

  • Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, polls show

    By Angeliki Koutantou and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party in next month's election but without the majority it was hoping for, the first opinion polls since he resigned last week showed on Friday. One…

  • Donald Trump talks to Sarah Palin. Will he ask her to run for VP?

    Donald Trump is talking to Sarah Palin tonight on the One America News network, Ms. Palin announced today on her Facebook page. Is it possible Trump could even sound out Palin on the prospect of running as his VP? “She really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person,” Mr.…

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  • Gun control debate resumes after live-television shooting

    As a Virginia town recovers from the on-air shooting of two television journalists by a former station employee earlier this week, and as tributes to the two journalists flow in from around the country, politicians are weighing in on new calls for gun control reforms. Alison Parker and Adam Ward –…

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  • Serena Williams goes for Grand Slam, embodying new type of feminine ideal

    Make no mistake, as the tennis world turns its attention to this year’s US Open Tennis Championships, which start next week in Flushing, Queens, the biggest story line by far will be the indomitable Serena Williams. Only three other women and two men have earned that distinction in tennis history,…

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  • Prep school student acquitted of rape, but found guilty of sexual offenses

    A jury found Owen Labrie not guilty of felony rape charges Friday in a Concord, N.H., courtroom. The case was closely watched and contributed to the ongoing national dialogue about sexual assault and cultural norms that victims’ advocates say contribute to sexual violence – such as St. Paul’s…

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  • Brief ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends

    A truce between Syrian regime forces and rebel groups in three key towns ended early Saturday as the warring parties resumed clashes and shelling, a monitor and a mediator said. Pro-regime forces, including Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia, had agreed on a 48-hour ceasefire until dawn on…

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  • South Sudan rebel chief orders ceasefire: spokesman

    Addis Ababa (AFP) - South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar ordered his rebel troops to lay down their arms in line with a ceasefire to end the 20-month civil war, his spokesman said Saturday.

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  • The Latest: Judge offers reasoning behind Al-Jazeera verdict

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak. The crowds were undeterred by heavy police presence…

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  • Austria migrant tragedy suspects to appear in court

    Kecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) - Four defendants were to appear in court in Hungary on Saturday over Austria's migrant truck tragedy, as a "horrified and heartbroken" UN chief called for international action to end Europe's refugee crisis. The three Bulgarians and one Afghan in custody over the 71…

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  • 2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have handed two journalists preliminary extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI.

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  • French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

    Two French investigative journalists have been charged in Paris with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources said Saturday. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who have been held since Thursday, were released on bail, the sources said. The pair, who are working on a book about King…

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  • Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes

    A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday. The truce between the Syrian army and the Lebanese group Hezbollah on the one side, and…

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  • Egypt court sentences Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in jail

    Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, despite a global campaign calling for their release.

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  • Al-Jazeera English acting director-general: Court verdict 'defies logic and common sense'

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al-Jazeera English acting director-general: Court verdict 'defies logic and common sense'

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  • A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English trial

    Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trials of three Al-Jazeera English journalists in Egypt:

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  • Thousands join rally to pile pressure on Malaysia's PM

    By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a murky multi-million-dollar payment made to an…

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