Four killed in Botswana mining accident
Four mine workers were killed and six others critically injured in an accident at Botswanas state-owned BCL copper mine, the minister of energy and minerals said on Monday. The ten employees were travelling underground in a mine shaft elevator on
Turkey criticizes German plans recognize Armenian genocide
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has criticized plans by Germanys parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw
Chad ex-dictator gets life sentence for crimes against humanity
Dakar (AFP) - A special court in Senegal on Monday sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison after
Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy
The boy, Yamato Tanooka, went
Chad's ex-ruler found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A judge has declared Chads former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.
Former Chad president Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity
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Ruined Kabul palace to be rebuilt
An ambitious project to reconstruct the historic Darul Aman palace, reduced to ruins in the Afghan civil war, has begun in the capital, Kabul.
Germany floods: Four dead in south-west
Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain overnight.
Sturridge returns to England training
Daniel Sturridge returns to training with England on the eve of the final 23-man squad announcement for Euro 2016.
Rain delays Djokovic and Williams
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are among the players delayed by rain on day nine of the French Open in Paris.
Life sentences for Somalia plane blast
A military court in Somalia sentences two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February.
Duterte declared next Philippine leader
Rodrigo Duterte is officially declared the next president of the Philippines by parliament, but chooses not to attend the ceremony.
Bahrain extends Shia leader jail term
An appeals court in Bahrain increases from four to nine years a prison sentence imposed on the countrys main Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman
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Holder: Snowden did us a service
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a public service by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents.
Sizzling summer of politics ahead
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Iran bars citizens from Hajj
Iran has barred its pilgrims from traveling to Mecca to take part in the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage after accusing Saudi Arabia of failing to guarantee the safety of its citizens.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie
Beware of tenderized steak
A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.
Is this the world's most secure airport?
As security concerns mount at international airports, more security officials are turning to Tel Avivs Ben Gurion International Airport to understand what it does differently.
Civil War battlefield looted
The National Park Service is calling part of a Civil War battlefield an active crime scene following a series of excavations.
Dad attacked over girl in men's room
A Utah father says he was physically attacked for bringing his 5-year-old daughter into the mens room with him.
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Afghan official: Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
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EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is coming to Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU visit since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago, but both sides are downplaying the prospects of a more meaningful diplomatic thaw.
Chad’s ex-ruler found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses
A judge has declared Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.
Pakistan reports negative polio samples for first time ever
A Pakistani health official says that for the first time in the country’s history, all the previous month’s environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus in Pakistan.
Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his time in power
Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his time in power.
It’s raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift
Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
An Afghan official says a string of Taliban attacks have killed 12 policemen in the increasingly volatile southern Helmand province the previous night.
Egyptian court sentences 36 Islamists to life in prison
An Egyptian court has convicted and sentenced 36 Islamists, including a top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life imprisonment.
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Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an urgent directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms.
Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch: NHK
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Monday put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, state broadcaster
Hopes and fears for jobs as Afghan cement factory reopens
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - After a break of 20 years, Afghanistans first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln.
Philippine Congress proclaims Duterte winner of presidential election
MANILA (Reuters) - Rodrigo Duterte became the 16th president of the Philippines on Monday when a joint session of Congress declared him winner of a May 9 election, succeeding Benigno Aquino who steps down next month after six years in
U.S.-backed Syrian alliance widens offensive near IS capital
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias is widening an offensive against Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa, targeting an area where the group controls a disused air base, a monitoring group and a Kurdish
New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man
Fed's Bullard says global markets seem well-prepared for summer rate hike
SEOUL (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday global markets appear to be well-prepared for a summer interest rate hike from the Fed, although he did not specify a date for the policy move.
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'Friends and family' super PACs play big in some House races
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Kitty's abnormal legs don't hold him back
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Reports: Iraqi forces enter ISIL-held city of Fallujah
Fallujah is one of the Islamic States last major strongholds in Iraq.       
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Iraqi forces enter ISIL-held city of Fallujah
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Rescuers Search for Boy Left in Woods as Punishment
Police said Yamato Tanooka, 7, has been missing for two days on northern Hokkaido island.
Fight for ISIS-Held Fallujah Enters New Phase
Local ground forces backed by U.S.-led military aircraft began an operation Monday to storm the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah, officials told NBC News.
Florida Teen Suffers 'Huge' Shark Bite
The teen was swimming in about 2 feet of water at a beach east of Jacksonville when a witness heard a yell, then saw a woman carrying a boy.
Flood-Hit States Brace for More After Deadly Weekend
Strong winds, large hail and even possible tornadoes were forecast for Texas and the Plains on Monday.
What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos?
Military photographers George Burns and Louis Burmeister claimed they took Iwo Jima flag raising photos but all the world saw was the iconic Joe Rosenthal shot.
'We're With You,' Trump Tells Vets at Biker Rally
The Rolling Thunder event is organized to draw attention to veterans issues.
'Please Help': New Photo Appears to Show Missing Journalist
A purported photograph of a Japanese journalist, who is believed to be missing in Syria, was circulated Monday by a person claiming to be a mediator.
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Indonesia Approves Castration for Sex Offenders Who Prey on Children
The new punishment comes in response to the brutal gang rape and murder in April of a 14-year-old girl on her way home on the island of Sumatra.
Review: ‘Paramour’ Brings Cirque du Soleil to Broadway
The show, at the Lyric Theater, features a story, set in old Hollywood, that adds the company’s usual circus acts to a traditional musical.
Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones
When small, off-the-shelf models pose security or other threats, birds have the advantage of grounding them without a potentially dangerous crash.
Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race
Anxiety is spreading among Democrats that Mrs. Clinton has yet to find her footing, and that her campaign is still unsure how to combat Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders Derides Pick of Clinton Allies as Convention Committee Leaders
Mr. Sanders is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July.
Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism
Mr. Trump’s campaign has engendered impassioned discussion about the nature of his appeal and warnings from critics on the left and the right.
Iran-Led Push to Retake Falluja From ISIS Worries U.S.
An operation to oust the Islamic State from a stronghold in Iraq raises concerns that it could feed the same sectarian tensions that have let militants flourish there.
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Kidnapped Mexican Soccer Star Alan Pulido Has Been Rescued, Authorities Say
He was reportedly abducted after a party on Sunday
Chief Negotiator of Syrian Opposition Quits Over Failed Talks
The three rounds of talks were unsuccessful
Mickey Who? China’s Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for Disney
Real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin is diversifying into tourism and entertainment as property sales slump
Bleaching is Killing a Third of Coral in the Great Barrier Reef’s North
This is the third and most extreme mass bleaching event in 18 years to strike the Great Barrier Reef
A Game of Thrones Producer Talks About The Show’s Recent Twists
He spoke about Hodor, Sundays surprise, and next weeks episode (spoilers ahead)
The Soccer World Cup Started This Week, But It’s Not the One You Think It Is
Featuring teams such as Kurdistan, Northern Cyprus and Somaliland
‘Human Arrow’ Stuntman Darts Over the Great Wall of China
The daredevil flew 193 km/hour in a wingsuit before hitting a target
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East Hampton weekend starts with 300 calls to police about partying
The first weekend of an intensified scrutiny on hard partying in Montauk resulted in at least 300 calls to police, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said.
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JFK's Terminal 7 computer glitch delays passengers
A computer system breakdown at JFKs Terminal 7 has led to flight delays and a backlog of thousands of passengers waiting to be checked into their flights manually, Port Authority officials said.
Dodgers win in ninth after Mets tie it in eighth
Familia gives up two runs after Granderson tied it with a triple an inning earlier.
Surfing on Long Island through the years
Surfs up! Take a look at Long Island surfers and surfing through the years with these vintage Newsday photos.
Motorcyclist killed in Bethpage crash, police say
The motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in the crash, police said.
We can't repay the debt we owe on Memorial Day
I could have enlisted, but I didnt.
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