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  • No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper

    There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats. The disaster has shocked the European Union into pledging more money…

    Reuters
  • Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said. Assumed to have the…

    Reuters
  • German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said. Shut out of international markets and locked in talks with its…

    Reuters
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nepal earthquake: How to help

    The death toll from Nepal's earthquake has surpassed 2,500 people, with thousands more injured. Nepal's government is struggling to provide clean water, food, and shelter, and healthcare to those affected, but international humanitarian organizations will play a critical role in helping this…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • At last, Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases. Will history be made?

    In a dispute that could yield one of the most important judicial decisions of this generation, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments examining whether the Constitution requires state governments to license and recognize marriages between persons of the same-sex. The couples are…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why the peaceful protest of Freddie Gray's death turned violent

    A protest of the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody earlier this month, turned violent yesterday when demonstrators clashed with baseball fans outside of Camden Yards ballpark. Although the protest began peacefully, it ended with six damaged squad cars and riot police,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israel launches airstrike on Syrian border after seeing bomb

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • Baltimore police arrest 34 in violent protests: spokesman

    Baltimore police arrested about 34 people and six officers were hurt when protests over the death in custody of a young black man turned violent, police in the US city said Sunday. "A small contingent of yesterday's protesters caused violent disruptions downtown and in west Baltimore last night…

    AFP16 mins ago
  • Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of stalemate and achieving an…

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Mourinho answers 'boring' jibe as Chelsea nears title

    LONDON (AP) — With a tenacious defensive display, Chelsea held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw on Sunday to close in on its first Premier League title in five years.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than…

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Israel army kills four men on Syria border: security source

    Israeli armed forces on Sunday killed four people when they tried to plant bombs near the Golan Heights on the country's border with war-torn Syria, a security source said. Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and annexed it in…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Olympiakos draws 2-2 at Panionios in Greek league

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Newly-crowned champion Olympiakos came back from being two goals down to draw 2-2 at Panionios in the Greek league on Sunday.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Pentagon: US military sending aid to quake-ravaged Nepal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. military plane has departed from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware bound for earthquake-stricken Nepal.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said.

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Benfica fails to score at home for 1st time in 93 games

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica failed to score for the first time in 93 home games on Sunday, drawing 0-0 with FC Porto in the Portuguese league.

    Associated Press54 mins ago
  • Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

    European leaders on Sunday remembered the atrocities of concentration camps run by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War with ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France. At the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany the president of the World Jewish Congress,…

    AFP55 mins ago