• Dozens tried for mob killing of Afghan woman that sparked outcry

    By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Dozens of Afghan men including several policemen faced trial on Saturday over the mob killing in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran, a lynching that prompted unprecedented protests. A frenzied crowd beat and kicked the woman, named…

  • Thai mass grave held bodies of 26 suspected trafficking victims

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre PEDANG BESAR, Thailand (Reuters) - Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday. The digging site, in Sadao district in Songkhla province,…

  • Attacks in Iraq's Anbar, Baghdad kill at least 26: sources

    At least 12 Iraqi soldiers and paramilitary forces were killed on Saturday by suicide car bombs targeting an outpost in western Anbar province, while attacks in the capital killed at least 14 civilians, security and medical sources said. The fighters were part of a campaign announced by the…

  • A week of progress: Nigerian army rescues another 234 women from Boko Haram

    The Nigerian military has once again braved Boko Haram territory in the Sambisa Forest. Nigerian ground troops have hit hard in the forest, believed to be one of Boko Haram’s remaining strongholds. With the rescues making the news multiple times in the past week, it raises the question of why the…

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  • Chris Christie: Will 'Bridge-gate' put an end to his presidential bid?

    Nobody ever said politics in New Jersey was beanbag. More like rough-and-tumble – “do unto others before they do unto you” – and Governor Chris Christie became a master of the art, more likely to shout down an aggressive reporter (or constituent) then to suffer gladly those he saw as fools. So it…

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  • 'Victory' rallies in Baltimore as US sees paradigm shift in police accountability

    Angry protests turned to joyous rallies in Baltimore on Saturday as criminal charges lodged against six police officers for the death of a Baltimore man named Freddie Gray indicated that public outcry has begun to transform how authorities address allegations of police bias and misconduct. After…

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  • Britain's royal family welcomes a girl. Where is she in the line of succession?

    Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at 8:34 a.m. (3:34 a.m. ET). This is the couple’s second child, turning one-year-old Prince George into a big brother. Both children were born at St. Mary’s Hospital, West London.…

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  • Melbourne City beats Wellington 2-0 in A-League playoff

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Melbourne City will meet top-ranked Melbourne Victory in a semifinal derby after beating Wellington 2-0 Sunday in a playoff match in Australian football's A-League.

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  • William and Kate back home with Britain's new princess

    Prince William and his wife Kate were on Sunday spending their first day back at home with their baby daughter as Britain eagerly awaited a name for the new royal princess. The couple, their firstborn Prince George and the new arrival were expected to spend the next few days relaxing together at…

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  • Former deputy's graft sentence casts shadow on Iran's Ahmadinejad

    By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - In late January, a former deputy of conservative ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has been jailed for embezzlement raised explosive allegations which have now spurred speculation Ahmadinejad himself could face charges. They were made in a private…

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  • New Zealand beats Australia 26-12 in delayed test

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Winger Manu Vatuvei scored two first half tries to help lift New Zealand to a 26-12 win over Australia Sunday in a one-off rugby league test which was played two days late after being postponed on Friday because of flooding.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Despite dire need by millions, earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday was forced to close its only international airport to big airplanes flying in relief supplies and aid workers because the only runway can't handle the strain of the stream of large aircraft flying in to help.…

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  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.

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  • Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace — but the guessing game continues over what her name will be.

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  • Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul

    Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and unprecedented protests in Kabul. It was unclear when a verdict would be handed down in the trial, which was…

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  • Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

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  • S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally.

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  • Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

    Floyd Mayweather shrugged off the jeers which greeted his victory over Manny Pacquiao and wasted no time in taunting his detractors. It was a swift return to the brash persona Mayweather has perfected over the years, and which had been mostly hidden during the the build up to the bout, prompting…

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  • Afghan official says at least 18 dead in bus crash

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 18 people died and another three were injured when a minibus plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of the northwestern Badghis province.

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