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  • Greek leftists say they would apply bailout but fight to ease pain

    The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation's bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said on Sunday. As opinion polls showed Syriza's lead eroding, its campaign program reflected…

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  • Four civilians, two police officers killed in attacks in southeast Turkey

    A child, three other civilians and two police officer were killed in violence in southeast Turkey on Sunday following the breakdown of a ceasefire between the government and Kurdish militants. Fighting between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the military has taken place almost daily…

    Reuters
  • Migrants in Hungary seek traffickers on trip 'from death to death'

    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Ahmed, a Syrian man, and his wife wait with hundreds of other migrants at a railway station in central Budapest hoping to find a smuggler to take them to Germany, the final destination in an exhausting and dangerous journey. More than 140,000 migrants were…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Museum showcases traditional Arab dresses, and stories of female creators

    Growing up on the West Bank of the Jordan River in the 1940s, Widad Kawar would pass by Palestinian women sitting on balconies and under trees embroidering the intricate panels of traditional dresses. “This embroidery kept the generations together,” says Ms. Kawar, who over decades has amassed the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israelis and Palestinians: 12 voices on the future

    Right and left, religious and secular, hawkish and peacenik, a wide spectrum of Israelis and Palestinians are implementing their vision for the future without waiting for their leaders – or a peace deal. Now it is reportedly engaged in talks to reach a long-term truce with Israel amid signs the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • More than 1 in 6 children are obese: How parents and teachers can help

    While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts. “Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. In a study released last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

    Local activists are incensed over the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, in a Portsmouth, Va., jail this week. Mr. Mitchell had a history of mental illness, said local paper The Virginian-Pilot, and he was being held awaiting transfer to a mental hospital. Mitchell's body was found at the Hampton…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

    (Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a…

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  • A 200-400 sprint double at Olympics could be waiting Felix

    BEIJING (AP) — If Allyson Felix feels tired now, just wait until next year.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal. Large crowd of protesters camped overnight on the streets…

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  • Pieters wins Czech Masters for 1st European Tour victory

    VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Czech Masters by three strokes for his first European Tour victory.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents

    An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said. In another air raid on the capital Sanaa, residents said four civilians were…

    Reuters27 mins ago
  • Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

    BERLIN (AP) — The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • The Latest: Rooney has a bronze to take home to wife, infant

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

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  • Spanish mayor denies his town destroyed Stone Age tomb

    MADRID (AP) — The mayor of a village in northwestern Spain denies his town council destroyed a heritage-protected Stone Age monument to replace it with a picnic table.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

    ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • Kevin de Bruyne joins Man City for reported $89 million fee

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Kevin de Bruyne has joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 58 million pounds ($89 million), making the Belgium midfielder the second most expensive player in the history of English football.

    Associated Press37 mins ago