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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Libya's official government targets rival forces trying to seize ports

    By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Military planes loyal to Libya's recognized government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said. The advancing force, which is allied to a rival government based in Tripoli,…

    Reuters
  • Health minister named as Haiti's new interim prime minister

    By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named interim prime minister on Sunday to replace Laurent Lamothe, who resigned a week ago following several weeks of protests. The announcement is part of an effort to resolve a mounting political…

    Reuters
  • Tsunami 10 years after: How Indonesia built back

    Mr. Alamsyah steers his black pickup onto a sodden grassy lot across from a building site where three men lay brick under a broiling sun. Walking up to the site, he deposits a flask of hot coffee on a plank of wood and pulls out a tape measure. With barely a word of greeting to his workers, he…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Could a tsunami disaster happen again?

    When the tsunami struck in December 2004, none of the affected countries around the Indian Ocean had any advance warning. For Aceh, Indonesia, the time lag between the magnitude-9.1 undersea earthquake and the first giant wave was as little as 30 minutes. For countries located farther away from the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Killing of NYPD officers: Retaliation for Michael Brown, Eric Garner?

    Through the shock and sorrow over the killing of two New York police officers as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, authorities are looking for whatever motivation the alleged shooter – Ismaayil Brinsley, who shot and killed himself moments later – may have had.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
  • 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
  • Italian protester climbs St Peter's Basilica -- again

    A disgruntled Italian entrepreneur on Sunday climbed the facade of St Peter's Basilica in an anti-EU protest, marking the fifth time the man has scaled the ornate building to highlight his country's economic woes. The man, identified as Marcello di Finizio, perched on a ledge some 80 metres (260…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • McCoist quits as manager of Scottish side Rangers

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Fallen Scottish power Rangers says Ally McCoist has quit as manager, less than a week after announcing that he would be leaving the club.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    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, against a movie company. Sony Pictures…

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • Liverpool held by Arsenal, Marseille top in France

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool is starting to produce the kind of fluent attacking displays that led the team to a second-place finish in the English Premier League last season.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Protester takes perch on St. Peter's facade

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur has lowered himself onto the facade of St. Peter's Cathedral, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest from the cathedral against government reforms.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Ex-rebels in Ivory Coast still plague Ouattara regime

    Former Ivory Coast rebels whose support helped bring Alassane Ouattara to power are increasingly wreaking havoc, with the government seemingly unable to rein them in. Numerous incidents involving ex-rebels over the past six weeks -- including a strike by soldiers which brought the country to a…

    AFP57 mins ago
  • Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer

    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic…

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies

    WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders. The two documents, dating from 2011 and 2012, are marked classified and "NOFORN," which means they were not meant to be shared with…

    AFP