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Obamacare in court again as opponents seize on wording

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has survived a barrage of Republican-led repeal votes and, barely, a Supreme Court challenge to its constitutionality. Now it's back before the high court facing another line of attack. If Obama loses, many Americans could end up without insura...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:37

Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover

The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January -- takes a dig at the country's far-right National Front.The cover of the weekly, seen by AFP before it goes on sale ...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:30

U.S., Iran launch new round of nuclear talks

Top diplomats from Iran and the U.S. began a new round of marathon talks on a nuclear deal late Monday, as Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned the emerging accord could threaten his country's survival.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:27

U.S. drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) _ Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen.The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, say the suspected militants were traveling in a car when the strike took place at dawn on M...

Updated : 2015.03.02 21:38

[Newsmaker] Netanyahu brings Iran nuclear fight to U.S.

WASHINGTON ― Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ramps up his mission to foil an emerging White House-backed nuclear deal with Iran with a speech on Monday to the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobb...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:34

China criticizes Japan for trying to 'cover up' wartime past

A senior Chinese official on Monday criticized Japan for attempting to "cover up" its history of aggression as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing for a speech marking the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's surrender in World War II. Lu Xinhua, a spokesman for the Chinese People's Pol...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:10

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced -- all of which are blocked in China.Like many official Chinese bodies, Xinhua is an avid user of Western social media despite their illegality in the country, a...

Updated : 2015.03.02 13:43

U.S. astronauts begin spacewalk at orbiting lab

Two U.S. astronauts on Sunday stepped out on the third spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years.Space station commander Barry Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts began their six hour, 45 minute spacewalk at 6...

Updated : 2015.03.02 09:38

Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march

Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic Sunday, as a protest at the rising number of visitors from mainland China turned violent.Local residents are becoming increasingly angry at border-crossing Chinese traders, w...

Updated : 2015.03.02 09:36

Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality' in Iraq, Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday denounced the "intolerable brutality" being inflicted on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria by Islamic State group militants."Unfortunately the tragic news just keeps coming from Iraq and Syria," the pontiff said after his weekly prayer in St Peter's S...

Updated : 2015.03.02 09:30

Killer of US teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court

An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday.Alaa Bader Abdullah is accused of stabbing to death teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall restroom and attempting to...

Updated : 2015.03.02 09:25

Iran says ready to let in Google, other Internet firms

Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its "cultural" rules, Fars news agency said Sunday quoting a senior official."We are not opposed to any of the entities operating in global markets who want to offer services in Iran," Deputy...

Updated : 2015.03.01 20:25

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the governme...

Updated : 2015.02.28 11:52

Jihadist identified as London-raised college graduate

The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years. The British-...

Updated : 2015.02.27 10:06

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian...

Updated : 2015.02.27 09:58