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  • Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen, Houthis block aid

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units in central Yemen and the capital Sanaa on Monday, residents said, reporting that food and medical supplies were running low. They said warplanes flew between 15 and 20 sorties…

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  • Islamist rebels capture army base in Syria's Idlib province

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up. The capture, reported by a rebel commander…

  • Greek government reshuffles EU/IMF negotiating team after Riga debacle

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, after his finance minister was sharply criticized for his performance at a euro zone meeting last week. Athens is dangerously…

  • Exiled Yemeni government rejects calls for peace talks as airstrikes continue

    Yemen's government in exile rejected a call for peace talks from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and said a Saudi-backed bombing campaign would continue, dimming hopes for any prospect of a political solution to the fighting that is racking the country. Mr. Saleh, a one-time enemy turned ally…

    Christian Science Monitor43 mins ago
  • Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

    Iran has proven critical in helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power after four years of bloody war, dispatching thousands of soldiers and paramilitary fighters to bolster Syria’s flagging army and billions of dollars in loans to prop up its economy. Iranian officials have declared that…

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  • Where does science fall on the gun control debate?

    This is what David Hemenway, a professor at Harvard's School of Public Health saw when he began sending out monthly surveys almost a year ago to scientists engaged in research in public health, criminology, or other social sciences. This belief runs counter to crime statistic, which in particular…

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  • Freddie Gray protests show how much America has already changed

    Eight months ago, the future of the civil rights movement that convulsed Ferguson, Mo., remained an open question. The protests in Baltimore this weekend are the latest proof that something has already changed. In the end, it seems, it has not mattered that the groups that came together in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the…

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  • Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A spokesman for the Red Cross in Burundi says at least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and people demonstrating against the president's bid for a third term.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan criticises Putin over Armenian "genocide" comments

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Russia should account for its actions in Ukraine and Crimea before calling the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a "genocide". "It's not the first time Russia used the word genocide on this issue. I'm personally sad…

    Reuters34 mins ago
  • Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Defense Ministry has honored an army sergeant shown in photographs and video footage around the world rescuing an Eritrean asylum seeker following a deadly shipwreck on the island of Rhodes.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Japan's prime minister began the second day of his U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line.

    Associated Press37 mins ago
  • Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.

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  • Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.

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  • Australian convict marries girlfriend, as Indonesia execution looms

    An Australian death row convict married his girlfriend in prison on Monday, a day before his possible execution by an Indonesian firing squad for drug offences. Andrew Chan, who was convicted in 2006 along with fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia,…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • GM of China's largest oil refiner under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — The general manager of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, has been placed under criminal investigation amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • Execution of Australians won't be delayed by Indonesia court decision: government

    Indonesian authorities will execute two Australian drug convicts this week, despite a court decision to hear the pair's legal challenge to the president's denial of clemency, the Attorney General's Office said on Monday. Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among a…

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