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  • Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants. More »Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

  • German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between the cash-strapped country and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said. Shut out of international markets and locked in talks with its European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors over its proposed reform-for-cash deal, Greece risks running out of cash within weeks. More »German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

  • Rose and Day share lead in New Orleans

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - England's Justin Rose, who birdied his first three holes, surged into a tie for the lead with Australian Jason Day at the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans when the third round was finally completed on Sunday. Rose fired a sizzling seven-under-par 65 on a receptive, rain-softened layout in Avondale, Louisiana where thunderstorms disrupted play for the first three days, finishing level with Day (68) at 16-under 200. Americans Blayne Barber (64) and Daniel Berger (68) were at 15 under, with Canada's David Hearn (67), New Zealander Danny Lee (68) and Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge (68) a further stroke back in a three-way tie for fifth. More »Rose and Day share lead in New Orleans

  • Sturgeon: Miliband Will 'Change Tune' On Deal

    Sky News - 18 minutes ago

    Ed Miliband has for the first time explicitly ruled out even a loose post-election deal with the SNP in the event of a hung parliament. But the Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon told Sky News she believed the Labour leader would "change his tune" once the votes had been counted following the 7 May poll. The latest twist in the closely fought campaign came as David Cameron defended his warnings over a minority Labour government propped up by the SNP. "It is the right and responsible thing to point out the dangers of that," the Prime Minister told Sky News. More »Sturgeon: Miliband Will 'Change Tune' On Deal

  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 19 minutes ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets. The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the worst of the aftershocks — magnitude 6.7 — pummeled the capital city. It came as planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving in this poor Himalayan nation. No deaths or injuries were reported from the early Sunday afternoon quake, but it took an emotional toll. More »Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

  • Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious 7's Walker keeps UK chart top spot

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to actor Paul Walker, "See You Again", kept the top spot in Britain's music charts for a second week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying it had also broken the country's all-time streaming record. The song, featuring Charlie Puth, is on the sound track to the movie "Furious 7", and pays tribute to cast member Walker who died during filming in November 2013. A remix of OMI's 2012 reggae song "Cheerleader" held firm at number two, while "Hold My Hand", by Jess Glynne, remained at number three. In the albums chart, American singer songwriter Josh Groban took the top spot with "Stages", a collection of cover versions from well-known Broadway and London West End shows such as Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz, and The Phantom of the Opera. More »Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious 7's Walker keeps UK chart top spot

  • Baltimore protests turn violent after death of arrested man

    Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile. More »Baltimore protests turn violent after death of arrested man

  • Seven in ten Greeks want a debt deal

    AFP - 37 minutes ago

    People stand in front of a shop displaying Greek flags in Athens on April 26, 2015 More »Seven in ten Greeks want a debt deal

  • Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue

    Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said. More »Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue

  • Moderate Akinci leads Turkish Cypriot leadership election

    Associated Press - 47 minutes ago

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Challenger Mustafa Akinci has opened up an unassailable lead over incumbent hard-liner Dervis Eroglu in a runoff election to determine the next leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots. More »Moderate Akinci leads Turkish Cypriot leadership election

  • Taliban kill second police chief from same Afghan province

    Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Ismail Sameem KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban claimed responsibility for the second assassination of a police chief in Afghanistan in six weeks. "Last night ... the acting police chief Uruzgan and a bodyguard were killed by two infiltrated Mujahdeen,” Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban, said on his official Twitter account. Gulab Khan, the acting police chief of Uruzgan province, was shot and killed by a fellow officer, provincial governor Amanullah Timori told Reuters. More »Taliban kill second police chief from same Afghan province

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago

    By Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The country of 28 million has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every 10,000 people, according to a 2011 World Health Organization report. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being referred to Bir Hospital's Trauma Centre, which opened in February this year with 200 beds. More »Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system

  • Record 38,000 tackle city marathon

    Press Association - 50 minutes ago

    Over 38,000 fundraisers, amateur runners and elite athletes took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon today, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history. More »Record 38,000 tackle city marathon

  • IMF ready to send team to Nepal to assess needs

    Reuters - 54 minutes ago

    The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was ready to send a team to Nepal to evaluate financial needs after the earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. "An IMF team stands ready to visit Nepal at short notice to help the government assess the macroeconomic situation and determine any financing needs," managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement. The IMF is coordinating with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to evaluate the impact from Saturday's quake of 7.9 magnitude, which toppled buildings in the capital Kathmandu and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Kathmandu on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings. More »IMF ready to send team to Nepal to assess needs

  • Leftist takes early lead in Turkish Cypriot presidential runoff

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    A leftist moderate promising to push for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus was leading the Turkish Cypriot presidential election runoff on Sunday, with more than 65 percent of votes counted. Mustafa Akinci, standing as an independent, had 60.5 percent of the votes counted so far, according to figures provided by the election commission. His rival was incumbent president Dervis Eroglu, a conservative elected five years ago. Akinci, 67, has said he would work with fresh urgency to find a peace deal on Cyprus, split in a 1974 Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. More »Leftist takes early lead in Turkish Cypriot presidential runoff

  • Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town

    Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said. More »Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town

  • Storied NYC college awaits results of attorney general probe

    Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. More »Storied NYC college awaits results of attorney general probe

  • Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

    Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't ... More »Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

  • U.S. box office - 'Furious 7' races past 'Age of Adaline'

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The mega-grossing sequel took the top spot at the weekend box office with $18.2 million (£12 million), becoming the first film to come in first for four consecutive weekends since "The Hunger Games" in March of 2012. Its winning streak will almost certainly draw to a close next weekend when "Avengers: Age of Ultron" enjoys what most analysts project will be an opening of more than $200 million. Reviews for "Age of Adaline" were mixed, but the picture still managed to secure a third-place finish primarily by appealing to females, who comprised 75% of the opening weekend crowd. More »U.S. box office - 'Furious 7' races past 'Age of Adaline'

  • Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town - monitor

    Reuters - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast. Syrian state television said the military had ambushed some militants close to Jisr al-Shughour, which was captured on Saturday for the first time in the four-year conflict by a hardline Islamist alliance including al Qaeda. The Observatory said around 20 air strikes since late on Saturday had killed at least 34 people including insurgents and civilians, some of them children. Syrian television also reported that the insurgents had killed civilians, but the Observatory said only supporters of the government had been detained, and no one killed. More »Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town - monitor

  • Inspired Everton brush powder-puff United aside

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory late on to push Everton into the top half of the table for the first time this season. Fourth-placed United enjoyed 65 percent of possession but lacked any real cutting edge with striker Radamel Falcao's frustration complete when he had a well-taken consolation goal disallowed for offside. More »Inspired Everton brush powder-puff United aside

  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal

    Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence from Europe but they were picked off by a clinical Everton side despite hogging possession. A breakaway goal after five minutes by James McCarthy put Everton ahead and they doubled their lead before halftime with a glancing header from John Stones. More »We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal

  • Bangladeshi opposition leader says will retaliate if election is rigged

    Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - The leader of Bangladesh's main opposition party threatened retaliation if local elections being held this week are not conducted fairly. Bangladesh has been marred by months of violence, much of it attacks against vehicles during transport blockades organised by the opposition. The elections are supposed to be nonpartisan, but both the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party directly supported candidates. "We participated in the election as a test case to judge how far the government and the election commission are non-biased," Begum Khaleda Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and a former prime minister, said on Sunday. More »Bangladeshi opposition leader says will retaliate if election is rigged

  • Kipchoge executes perfect race to win London Marathon

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Marathons are increasingly being decided by the smallest margins and Sunday's men's race in London was no different with Eliud Kipchoge seizing victory with a perfectly executed plan. While much of the attention was focused on world record holder Dennis Kimetto, defending champion Wilson Kipsang and Stanley Biwott, it was the powerful Kipchoge whose impeccable timing won the day. More »Kipchoge executes perfect race to win London Marathon

  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. More »Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

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