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  • Egypt allows in travelers from Gaza for first time since October

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million…

    Reuters
  • South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

    By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An…

    Reuters
  • Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete

    By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered to bring pro-European independents into the government on Sunday and held out the prospect of new elections in late 2015 in exchange for backing by lawmakers to elect a new president. Speaking in an unscheduled…

    Reuters
  • NYPD ambush attack: Why police accuse mayor of having 'blood' on his hands

    The violence that lead to the deaths of two New York police officers Saturday was blind.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Obama gains Republican allies and younger Cuban-Americans on Cuba

    The political divide over President Obama’s surprise move toward rapprochement with Cuba is both partisan and generational.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • NFL Game of the Week: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Two weeks remain in the NFL regular season, but only a few teams have clinched their place in the postseason. AFC powerhouses, like the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and, to a lesser extent, Indianapolis Colts, have secured their divisions already, while the AFC North teams control the other…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Homegrown jihadis: On Syrian border, Belgian father tracks his wayward son

    Europe’s anguish over the rise of homegrown jihadis – young Muslims and Muslim converts who flock to the banner of foreign extremist groups, especially the Islamic State – was on private display here this past week.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

    Associated Press
  • Elton John weds David Furnish after 21 years together

    British pop superstar Elton John married long-time partner David Furnish in Windsor on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with David Beckham and actor Hugh Grant among the guests. The 67-year-old singer posted a picture on photo-sharing website Instagram of himself and…

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  • Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

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  • France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamic' attack

    Joué-lès-Tours (France) (AFP) - France on Sunday probed a suspected 'radical Islamic' attack on police that left two officers seriously injured and the assailant dead, prompting security to be stepped up at police and fire stations nationwide. Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead Saturday after…

    AFP34 mins ago
  • Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens

    By Syed Raza Hassan and Nadia Saleem ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to…

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  • US to review NKorea terror status after Sony hack: Obama

    The United States is mulling whether or not to place North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday following the communist nation's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The film about a fictional CIA plot to kill the…

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  • Iraq Kurd chief hails advances in anti-jihadist battle

    Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani hailed advances by peshmerga fighters against the Islamic State group Sunday as they battled the jihadists for a northern town with the backing of US-led strikes. Thousands of the autonomous Kurdish region's peshmerga launched a major operation on Wednesday…

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  • U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a…

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.…

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  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war.

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