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  • Pippa Middleton's phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen

    Pippa Middleton's phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen

    London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs. The Sun newspaper said Saturday it had been contacted by a purported hacker seeking to sell the images...

  • Puerto Rico power utility restores service after rare island-wide blackout

    Puerto Rico power utility restores service after rare island-wide blackout

    Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. Fewer than 20,000 clients remained without power in some parts of San Juan and other urban areas. "We have been operating...

  • 'We need to be clear-eyed and vigilant': A look inside China's national spy museum

    'We need to be clear-eyed and vigilant': A look inside China's national spy museum

    The Yuhuatai Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs is hallowed ground for the Chinese Communist Party. Here stand a soaring monument and super-life-size reliefs to honor the memory of party members, most then operating as secret agents, executed by the Nationalist government in the 1930s and ’40s....

  • Triple suicide attack kills 11 Iraqi troops, wounds 34

    Triple suicide attack kills 11 Iraqi troops, wounds 34

    A triple suicide bombing against a security checkpoint north of Baghdad early Saturday killed at least 11 members of the security forces, a police officer said.  The spokesman for the Salahuddin province police force, Col. Mohammed Jabouri, said three militants rammed their explosives-laden vehicles...

  • Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier, Israel military says

    Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier, Israel military says

    Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Saturday, a day after Palestinians carried out several assaults. The weekend assaults were the latest violence in a year of Palestinian attacks that at times have been near-daily occurrences but...

  • Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

    Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

    Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in Sulu province...

  • Health concerns fuel Greek parents' worries about refugee children in local schools

    Health concerns fuel Greek parents' worries about refugee children in local schools

    The mid-morning coffee shop chatter was dominated by whether some residents of the leafy Greek suburb of Oraiokastro are bigots, concerned parents or both for saying they would physically block refugee children from attending local schools.  Ilias Karagounidis, an associate of Mayor Asterios Gavotsis,...

  • Two Palestinians and a Jordanian killed after attacking Israelis, officials say

    Two Palestinians and a Jordanian killed after attacking Israelis, officials say

    A Jordanian man was shot dead after he tried to stab police officers in Jerusalem on Friday, while in the West Bank, one Palestinian attacker was killed and another wounded after the pair rammed their vehicle into a bus stop. A third Palestinian was shot and killed after he tried to stab a soldier,...

  • The Syria cease-fire, the rebels and the government of President Bashar Assad

    The Syria cease-fire, the rebels and the government of President Bashar Assad

    The cease-fire in Syria could change the country if it finally leads the government to halt mass killing of its citizens, starvation sieges and the continuing destruction of the civilian infrastructure, observers say. But few in the opposition expect that outcome. Rebel commanders view the accord...

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