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Former Border Guard Kills 5 in Murder-Suicide at Israel Bank
A former honored Israeli Border Police officer stormed into a bank in Southern Israel Monday, fatally shooting four people and seizing a hostage before committing suicide, because he was upset the institution had cut his credit line.
Gay Marriage Law Threatens UK Cameron's Conservative Govt
British Prime Minister David Cameron's flagship gay marriage policy deepened a rift in his own party on Monday after many of his own lawmakers defied him in a sign of growing strains on his leadership and his coalition government.
Mexican Town Beseiged by Drug Cartel Cheers Soldiers' Arrival
Residents of a western Mexico area who endured months besieged by a drug cartel cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers Monday.
North Korea Releases Detained Chinese Fishing Boat
North Korea released a Chinese fishing boat on Tuesday more than two weeks after it was detained in waters between the countries, as China demanded an explanation for the incident that has been a new irritant in ties between the often uneasy allies.
Two Suspected Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike
Two suspected al-Qaida militants were killed on Monday in a drone strike on their vehicle south of the capital Sanaa, tribal and government sources said.
Terror Group Hezbollah Deeply Involved in Syria; Obama 'Concerned'
Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas have fought their biggest battle yet for Syria's beleaguered president, prompting international alarm that the civil war may spread and an urgent call for restraint from the United States.
Israel Hits Back After Syria Fires on Its Troops
Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier on Tuesday in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.
Syria Missiles Reportedly on Standby Aimed at Tel Aviv
Syria has placed some of its advanced missiles on standby to strike Tel Aviv should Israel again hit targets inside Syria, the London Sunday Times reported.
LIGNET: Iran's Presidential Election Will Boost Khamenei's Power
The campaign to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has turned Iranian politics into a political theater with hundreds of candidates vying for the attention of the media, and voters. But with so many candidates in the mix, and with the election likely to end up as a...
Cameron’s Conservatives to Defy Him on Britain Gay Marriage
Lawmakers in David Cameron’s Conservative Party, who last week voted against him over his policy toward the European Union (EU), were Monday on course to oppose him again, over plans to introduce gay marriage.
North Korea Fires Sixth Missile in Three Days
North Korea fired its sixth missile in three days, demonstrating its military capabilities in defiance of global sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.
Gunmen Storm Egyptian Security Post in Lawless Sinai Peninsula
Gunmen stormed an Egyptian security forces base in the Sinai Peninsula at dawn on Monday and exchanged gunfire with forces inside the base before retreating, security sources said.
Venezuela Looks to Restore US Diplomatic Ties Post-Chavez
Venezuela's recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation's desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
Israel's Lapid Seeks Interim Deal With Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner Yair Lapid says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement.
Israel Threatens More Hezbollah Strikes as Terror Group Ups Syria Ante
Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.
Canada Conservatives in Crisis After Financial Scandal
The top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper abruptly resigned on Sunday over his role in an mounting expenses scandal which is threatening to undermine the Conservative government.
Netanyahu Takes Aim at Weapons 'Leakage' in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria, pledging to act to prevent advanced weapons from reaching Hezbollah and other militant groups.
Syrian Army Bombards Key Rebel Stronghold
Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault Sunday on a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos that killed at least 30 people.
British PM Cameron 'Losing Control' as Rift With Party Widens
British Prime Minister David Cameron is "losing control of his party", Conservative Party grandee Geoffrey Howe said on Sunday, as a row raged over whether a close aide to Cameron had labeled grassroots activists "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Pakistan Repeats Vote in Karachi as Senior Politician Slain
Pakistan held a repeat election on Sunday in an upscale area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging, despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan's party.
Afghanistan's Karzai Seeks India Aid Amid Pakistan Tension
Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan.
UN Chief Ban Worried Over NKorea as New Launches Staged
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles, urging Pyonyang to refrain from further launches and return to stalled nuclear talks with world powers.
Merkel and Pope Talk 'Strong' Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of Christian voters in September elections, made a quick trip to Rome Saturday for a private meeting with Pope Francis, focusing on how Europe's struggling economy should be at the service of the people.
Egypt Alliance: Muslim Brotherhood Moves to Silence Rights Groups
Egypt's main opposition bloc said on Saturday that a Muslim Brotherhood-backed bill to regulate human rights groups and other private organizations was an attempt to stifle their work.
Fighting Flares in Mali Days After Aid Pledge
Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between Tuareg separatists and local Arab-led gunmen, only days after the African country won a $4.2 billion aid pledge to help it recover from a conflict with Islamists affiliated to al-Qaida.
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