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Drones, Turkish artillery hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 dead: military
Shelling by Turkish artillery and drones which took off from southern Turkey struck Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday, killing 34 militants, the Turkish military said. It said the strikes, in response to Islamic State rocket attacks which hit the southern Turkish province of Kilis, destroyed six vehicles and five Islamic State gun positions. In Sunday's strikes, Turkish howitzers and multiple rocket launchers first hit Islamic State targets about 12 km (seven miles) south of the border, then four drones that took off from the Incirlik base in southern Turkey destroyed further targets, the military said. Mon, 02 May 2016 04:10:38 -0400
Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria
GENEVA (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. Mon, 02 May 2016 04:07:12 -0400
Raging fire destroys historic New York City church
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.
Mon, 02 May 2016 04:01:28 -0400
Turkey hits Islamic State group in Syria, dozens killed
ISTANBUL (AP) The Turkish military has reportedly hit Islamic State positions in Syria with artillery and drone attacks, killing 63 militants. Mon, 02 May 2016 03:56:08 -0400
Australian entrepreneur reveals himself as Bitcoin creator: media
News ImageLondon (AFP) - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Monday revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency to media outlets, the BBC, The Economist and GQ magazine.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:49:09 -0400
Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The derailment of a CSX train in Washington, D.C. is forcing some commuters to find a different way to work.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:47:04 -0400
Closing arguments set in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) The trial of alleged "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. headed to a close Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer who stalked women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, then laid low for 14 years before renewing the grisly sex attacks.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:42:40 -0400
Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:39:54 -0400
Solar plane prepares to leave California for Arizona
News ImageMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) A solar-powered airplane is preparing to leave California for Arizona to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:37:47 -0400
Halliburton, Baker Hughes call off merger
News ImageUS oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes have announced they were calling off their massive multibillion-dollar proposed merger that had met strong resistance from regulators. The deal, announced in November 2014, foresaw a $34.6 billion takeover by Halliburton of its rival, creating a powerful competitor to global industry leader Schlumberger. "Challenges in obtaining remaining regulatory approvals and general industry conditions that severely damaged deal economics led to the conclusion that termination is the best course of action," Halliburton's chairman and chief executive, Dave Lesar, said in a joint statement.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:27:09 -0400
Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens
News ImageMIAMI (AP) Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:18:55 -0400
Senior sheriff official in US resigns over racist e-mails
News ImageA senior official at the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has resigned following criticism over e-mails he sent disparaging blacks, Muslims, Latinos and women, the department said in a statement. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he accepted the resignation of his chief-of-staff Tom Angel after the emergence of emails he forwarded from his work account while serving as a top police official in Burbank city near Los Angeles in 2012 and 2013. "Chief Angel has offered his resignation, and I have accepted it," he said, adding he hoped to turn the situation into "a learning opportunity" for all personnel in the sheriff's department.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:12:27 -0400
Five years on, bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail
News ImageFive years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters, in its bid to smooth troubled relations with Islamabad. Details of how he was sought out by the Central Intelligence Agency are unclear -- Pakistani reports suggest officials at Save the Children acted as go-betweens, though the charity denies involvement. What is known is that Afridi's job was to run a fake Hepatitis C vaccination program with the aim of obtaining genetic samples from Abbottabad, a garrison city and home to the Pakistan Military Academy, the country's answer to Westpoint.
Mon, 02 May 2016 03:07:36 -0400
Halliburton/Baker Hughes merger raised large EU competition concerns
The aborted merger of oilfield services provider Halliburton and smaller rival Baker Hughes had raised significant competition concerns in Europe, EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Monday. The Commission said it took note of the companies' announcement that they had abandoned their proposed merger, adding this followed concerns by competition agencies around the world, including the Commission. "In this case, based on the Commission's in-depth analysis, the transactionraisedcompetition concerns ona very large numberofmarkets related to oilfield services provided to oil and gas exploration and production companies in the EEA," Vestager, who is in charge of competition, said in a statement. Mon, 02 May 2016 03:05:53 -0400
Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent
News ImageSEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.
Mon, 02 May 2016 02:58:59 -0400
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