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  • Defense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial

    Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job. More »Defense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial

  • Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal

    Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. More »Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal

  • Cricket-Early McCullum exit a huge blow for New Zealand

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final. With 328 runs, an extraordinary strike rate of more than 191, 44 fours and 17 sixes, the Black Caps captain had led by fearless example as the co-hosts took the tournament by storm. His day's work at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday started well enough when he won what many thought would be a crucial toss and elected to go in with Martin Guptill and take on Australia's pace bowlers. Australia's Mitchell Starc, who had taken a wicket every 16.7 balls coming into the match, had other ideas and the duel was nasty, brutish, and short. More »Cricket-Early McCullum exit a huge blow for New Zealand

  • Battlefield lessons transform U.S. emergency care

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Ian Simpson GAITHERSBURG, Md. (Reuters) - Paramedic Dean Elliott rummaged through the ambulance's emergency kit and pulled out a pint-sized red power drill, a tool whose use was honed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The needle drill is among a raft of products and techniques learned on battlegrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan that have transformed how U.S. doctors and emergency personnel back home help trauma patients survive life-threatening injuries. Improved transfusions and airway tubes, a focus on stopping blood loss, and training to coordinate and improve care from injury site to operating room have also been critical to the new approach in emergency medicine in U.S. streets and hospitals. More »Battlefield lessons transform U.S. emergency care

  • Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city. Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Sunday the ceramic vessels, crafted in an Egyptian method that differed from local pottery-making at the time, would have held a thick, partially baked barley and water mixture left to ferment in the sun. The shards were found under an office construction site in downtown Tel Aviv in 17 pits used to store agricultural produce in the Early Bronze Age (3500-3000 BC), the Antiquities Authority said in a statement. Archaeologists in Israel have found evidence of Egyptian communities to the south, in the Negev and along its Mediterranean coast. More »Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

  • Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal this season, making 22 Premier League appearances. Smalling, part England's squad to travel to Turin to play Italy in a friendly on Tuesday, gave an assured performance alongside Phil Jones in United's 3-0 win over Liverpool last weekend and is now targeting a successful end to the season. More »Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

  • Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Rujun Shen and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honor its "founding father". Tens of thousands of people waving flags braved heavy rain and lined the streets to catch a last glimpse of Lee as his coffin was taken by gun carriage on a 15 km procession through the streets of the country he helped build to his state funeral. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, India's Narendra Modi, Indonesia's Joko Widodo and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were among the leaders brushing shoulders with Lee's family and Singapore politicians at the ceremony attended by 2,200 people. Lee, who died aged 91 on Monday, is credited with founding modern Singapore and transforming it from a small, colonial British trading port into one of the world's wealthiest nations. More »Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

  • Curious kitten starts house fire, then alerts owners to the blaze

    TheJournal.ie - 14 hours ago

    The kitten didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world was turning… More »Curious kitten starts house fire, then alerts owners to the blaze

  • Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

    Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument. More »Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

  • The Indian media's rural blind spot

    Al Jazeera - 14 hours ago

    With a rural population of 800 million, we examine why India's mainstream media outlets are not covering rural issues. More »The Indian media's rural blind spot

  • Motor racing-Mercedes hear the wake-up call

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Alarms sounded at Formula One world champions Mercedes on Sunday after Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel beat them fair and square in Malaysia. "It was a wake-up call, it’s going to remind us it’s not an easy ride," Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said after champion Lewis Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg finished second and third. Mercedes had arrived in Sepang after a one-two in Australia that had rivals wondering whether the Silver Arrows could be beaten this season. Hamilton's pole on Saturday was Mercedes's 13th in a row and the German constructor, dominant since the introduction of the V6 turbo hybrid power unit, had won the last eight races. More »Motor racing-Mercedes hear the wake-up call

  • Soccer-Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal this season, making 22 Premier League appearances. Smalling, part England's squad to travel to Turin to play Italy in a friendly on Tuesday, gave an assured performance alongside Phil Jones in United's 3-0 win over Liverpool last weekend and is now targeting a successful end to the season. More »Soccer-Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

  • Mercedes hear the wake-up call

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Alarms sounded at Formula One world champions Mercedes on Sunday after Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel beat them fair and square in Malaysia. "It was a wake-up call, it’s going to remind us it’s not an easy ride," Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said after champion Lewis Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg finished second and third. Mercedes had arrived in Sepang after a one-two in Australia that had rivals wondering whether the Silver Arrows could be beaten this season. Hamilton's pole on Saturday was Mercedes's 13th in a row and the German constructor, dominant since the introduction of the V6 turbo hybrid power unit, had won the last eight races. More »Mercedes hear the wake-up call

  • Sudan elections - what elections?

    Al Jazeera - 14 hours ago

    With only weeks left, Khartoum bears few signs that elections are near. More »Sudan elections - what elections?

  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Maria Sheahan and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings Airbus had screamed "open the damn door!" to the co-pilot as he tried to get back into the locked cockpit before the jet crashed last Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Another German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, quoted a senior investigator as saying the 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz "was treated by several neurologists and psychiatrists" and that a number of medications had been found in his apartment. Lufthansa, the parent company of the budget airline, said the carrier was unaware of a psychosomatic or any other illness affecting Lubitz. More »Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper

  • Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Tarek Amara and Mohamed Argoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for a deadly museum attack. The March 18 attack on the Bardo national museum in Tunis killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman, shaking a country that has been praised as a peaceful democratic model since leading the first of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011. A red-and-white sea of Tunisian crescent and star flags filled a major boulevard in the capital where several world leaders, including French President Francois Hollande, came to rally under the slogan "Le Monde est Bardo" (The World is Bardo). "We have shown we are a democratic people, Tunisians are moderate, and there is no room for terrorists here," said one of the demonstrators, Kamel Saad. More »Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack

  • Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

    Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. More »Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

  • Clarke, Lehmann help Australia to 5th World Cup title

    Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn't long ago, in the scheme of things, when Australia's cricket team was in crisis. Now Michael Clarke and his crew are on top of the world. More »Clarke, Lehmann help Australia to 5th World Cup title

  • UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Volta a Catalunya final classification

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Volta a Catalunya on Sunday 1. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 30:30:30" 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +4" 3. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) +5" 4. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) +7" 5. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Etixx - Quick-Step) +18" 6. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +27" 7. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia / BMC Racing) +33" 8. Rafael Valls (Spain / Lampre) +43" 9. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / LottoNL) +1:09" 10. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Cannondale) +1:35" 11. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia / IAM Cycling) +2:16" 12. ... More »UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Volta a Catalunya final classification

  • US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

    Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    PRAGUE (AP) — A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has entered Czech territory. More »US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

  • UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Volta a Catalunya stage 7 results

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Volta a Catalunya (Barcelona - Barcelona, 126.6 km) on Sunday 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 2:47:33" 2. Bryan Coquard (France / Europcar) ST 3. Sergey Chernetsky (Russia / Katusha) 4. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia / IAM Cycling) 5. Romain Hardy (France / Cofidis) 6. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spain / Movistar) 7. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Etixx - Quick-Step) 8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) 9. Rafael Valls (Spain / Lampre) 10. Gianluca Brambilla (Italy / Etixx - Quick-Step) 11. Warren Barguil (France / Giant) 12. ... More »UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Volta a Catalunya stage 7 results

  • Iran, powers explore compromises aimed at breaking nuclear impasse - officials

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises aimed at breaking an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, though officials cautioned that they still had no agreement and were unable to move on several sticking points. In a significant development in talks aimed at securing a preliminary nuclear deal, several officials told Reuters Tehran had indicated a willingness to accept fewer than 6,000 nuclear centrifuges and sending most of its enriched uranium stockpiles for storage in Russia. Western powers, on the other hand, were considering the idea of allowing Iran to conduct limited, closely monitored enrichment-related work for medical purposes at an underground facility called Fordow, the officials added on condition of anonymity. More »Iran, powers explore compromises aimed at breaking nuclear impasse - officials

  • Iran will not abide by nuclear agreement - House speaker Boehner

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    House Speaker John Boehner said Iran would not hold up its end of any agreement over its nuclear program, and that he was ready to ratchet up sanctions on the country if needed. Boehner said on CNN's state of the union that Iran's leaders "have no intention of keeping their word," and the fact that they are even negotiating is evidence current sanctions on Iran are working. Boehner opposes an agreement the Obama administration and other countries are negotiating to try to convince Iran to curtail its nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. More »Iran will not abide by nuclear agreement - House speaker Boehner

  • What they won't admit at the Arab Summit

    Al Jazeera - 14 hours ago

    Don't expect Arab leaders to take responsibility for the dreadful situation they helped bring about. More »What they won't admit at the Arab Summit

  • Motor racing-Formula One driver and constructor standings

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Driver and constructor standings after the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit on Sunday Drivers Points 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 43 2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 40 3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 33 4. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 20 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 12 6. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber 10 7. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 10 8. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 9 9. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 6 10. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso 6 11. ... More »Motor racing-Formula One driver and constructor standings

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