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  • Reuters

    Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Iraqi wedding

    Islamic State has claimed a suicide bombing that killed at least 15 people and injured 16 at a wedding party near the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala late on Sunday. Five assailants including the suicide bomber attacked the celebration in Ain al-Tamr, west of Kerbala in southern Iraq, firing machine

  • U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim
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    U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim

    Iran's military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and issued a warning for it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported. "Iran's army air defense detected and warned an American drone in the eastern airspace of the country. The

  • High toll for Libyan troops battling Islamic State in Sirte
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    High toll for Libyan troops battling Islamic State in Sirte

    By Aidan Lewis SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals. Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government, supported

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is German support for migrants slowing?

    In January, 2016, Germany said that, in 2015, it had accepted more than 1 million refugees and migrants fleeing from war and poverty. Eight months later, the head of Germany’s Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said that this year he expects only a third of that number. Frank-Juergen Weise told

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is bad behavior on the rise in America’s national parks?

    The national parks may be getting older, but their visitors do not appear to be getting any wiser. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, parks around the country are struggling with how to curb vandalism, theft of resources, and other risky, rule-breaking behaviors. The rise

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For-profit college banned from taking students with federal aid

    ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit chain of colleges with more 40,000 students, was dealt a severe blow from the US government on Thursday. Officials from the US Department of Education announced that the vocational institute could no longer enroll students that had access to federal financial aid

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Injured by humans, a bionic toucan joins the fight against animal cruelty

    When animal rescuers found Grecia, a gravely injured Costa Rican toucan, they feared the worst. Grecia’s upper beak had been beaten clean off. Now, Grecia has become the face of a new legislative push to offer new protections for wild animals and harsher punishments for their abusers.

  • New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique
    AFP

    New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

    A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item

  • Reuters

    U.S. says clashes between Turkish forces and opposition in Syria 'unacceptable'

    The United States on Monday criticised clashes between Turkish forces and some opposition groups in northern Syria as "unacceptable" and called on all armed actors in the fighting to stand down and focus on the fight against Islamic State. "We want to make clear that we find these clashes

  • Reuters

    Syrian Kurdish YPG: Turkey's claim of fighting west of Euphrates pretext for land grab

    The chief spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Monday that Turkey's claims that is it fighting YPG forces west of the Euphrates river in northern Syria were untrue and a pretext for seizing Syrian territory. "There are absolutely no YPG military reinforcements being sent towards

  • Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
    Associated Press

    Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster.

  • Associated Press

    IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government recruits who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen's north, officials said.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 10:43 a.m. GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks. Kerry, on his first

  • Associated Press

    Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks.

  • Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan
    Associated Press

    Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been freed by Afghan forces after four months in captivity, officials said Monday.

  • Associated Press

    Gillespie to leave Yorkshire, return to Australia

    LEEDS, England (AP) — Jason Gillespie will leave his post as head coach of English county Yorkshire at the end of the season and return to his native Australia to be with his family.

  • German Incirlik visit depends on stance on 'genocide' vote: Turkish minister
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    German Incirlik visit depends on stance on 'genocide' vote: Turkish minister

    By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish permission for German lawmakers to visit the Incirlik air base will depend on the German government distancing itself from a resolution branding a 1915 massacre of Armenians as "genocide", Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday. Turkey, angered

  • Reuters

    Turkey carries out 57 artillery strikes on 16 targets in northern Syria: Turkish military source

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish armed forces carried out 57 artillery strikes on 16 militant targets in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, a Turkish military source said on Monday. The strikes targeted "terrorist groups on the move", the source told Reuters, without elaborating on whether fighters

  • Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed
    Reuters

    Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed

    By Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. Turkish warplanes roared

  • South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines
    Associated Press

    South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines, despite calls by lawmakers to do so following a recent test of a submarine-launched missile by rival North Korea.

  • Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage
    Associated Press

    Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Uzbek president's daughter says her father is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

  • Rooney back as forward for England after midfield experiment
    Associated Press

    Rooney back as forward for England after midfield experiment

    Wayne Rooney's midfield experiment with England is over, with the Manchester United captain set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward for the national team under new coach Sam Allardyce.

  • Associated Press

    German plan would make mothers reveal child's biological dad

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Justice Ministry is proposing that mothers should be required to help identify their child's biological father to settle disputes over support payments.

  • Uzbek president in intensive care after brain haemorrhage: daughter
    AFP

    Uzbek president in intensive care after brain haemorrhage: daughter

    Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his younger daughter wrote on social media on Monday. "My father was hospitalised after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage on Saturday morning, and is now receiving treatment in an intensive care unit

  • Associated Press

    AP Interview: Tokyo leader vows Olympics, policy leadership

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's first female leader says she will use her platform to host a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly 2020 Olympics and push a women's rights agenda that she hopes will be a model for Japan's central government.