• Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank; Jewish arsonists suspected

    By Ali Sawafta DUMA, West Bank (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism. It was the worst attack…

  • Reports of Haqqani network founder's death, but family denies

    By Haji Mujtaba and Jibran Ahmad WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqani militant network blamed for some of Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks. Haqqani, in his 70s, is reported to have…

  • Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels

    By Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. …

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  • Iran calls for Israel's nuclear disarmament

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says now that his country has accepted strict curbs on its nuclear program, it’s time for Israel and the world's other nuclear powers to begin their disarmament. In an article published in The Guardian on Friday, Mr. Zarif argues that while…

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  • Could catcalling become illegal in Austin, Texas, and everywhere?

    In Austin, Texas, one woman has resorted to wearing a body camera when she goes running and has started a petition in order to foil street harassment in the form of catcalling. Anna Aldridge of Austin, Texas, is so tired of being harassed by men on when she goes for a run that she’s started a…

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  • Get out of jail free: US cities eye bail reform, other efforts to help poor

    Mitch Lucas, the assistant sheriff for Charleston County, drives past the lot where Walter Scott was killed every day. Mr. Scott made it just a few yards across an empty lot in North Charleston, S.C., in April before he was shot multiple times in the back by Michael Slager, the police officer who…

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  • Zimbabwe to US: Extradite dentist for killing Cecil the lion

    The environment minister of Zimbabwe has called for the Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing Cecil the lion to be extradited from the United States to face trial for paying for an unlawful hunt. At a press conference Friday, Oppah Muchinguri called Walter Palmer a “foreign poacher” and…

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  • Lawrie knocked out of his own tournament

    Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie was knocked out of his own tournament on Friday when Scottish compatriot Chris Doak made the last 16 with a one-hole victory. The 37-year-old Doak triumphed despite carding three bogeys and two double bogeys. Doak will face England's David Howell in round…

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  • Libya officials say Islamic State fighters kill 5 troops

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say Islamic State fighters have attacked a checkpoint, killing five security forces in an attempt to clear the road linking the central city of Sirte with Benghazi in the east.

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  • Debris brings MH370 mystery 'closer' than ever to answers

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, Malaysian authorities said Friday, making it almost certainly the first piece of wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370. If confirmed by analysis of the debris -- which was being flown to…

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  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light…

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  • Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

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  • Romania: Diabetes doctor, ex-health minister dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The doctor who treated ex-Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu for diabetes, and went on to serve as health minister after the fall of communism, has died. He was 88.

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  • Lawrie out of his own match play tournament

    ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — The inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play lost its top-seeded player and the tournament host at the last-32 stage on Friday.

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  • 4 killed when executive jet crashes at England airfield

    LONDON (AP) — An executive jet crashed onto a car auction center and burst into flames while trying to land at an airport in southern England Friday, killing all four people aboard, police said.

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  • Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian near Gaza border: medics

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said several suspects approached the fence at two different points and did not heed calls by soldiers to stop. Israel…

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  • U.S. nuclear operators try to save plants with carbon emission rule

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plants. Representatives of the Nuclear Energy…

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