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  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …

  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed a congressional measure blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections. …

  • Family of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered by a neighbor home on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. …

  • Death toll rises to 12 in Mexico gas tanker explosion

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the explosion of a crashed gasoline tanker truck in southern Mexico has risen to 12. …

  • Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Clinton interview on emails
    Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Clinton interview on emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1. …

  • 2nd suspect pleads guilty in case of child cuffed to porch

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former social worker in North Carolina was sentenced Tuesday to up to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to child abuse charges that arose when a boy in her care was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck. …

  • Autopsy set on Ohio girl who died hours before rape trial

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled to be performed Tuesday on three people who died in a house fire, including a 10-year-old girl who was connected to a rape trial set to begin later that day. …

  • Mideast powers trade blame as Yemen teeters
    Mideast powers trade blame as Yemen teeters

    Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over the escalating conflict in Yemen, which the UN rights chief warned was on the brink of "total collapse". The Huthi rebels and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, "decided with the support of Iran to destabilise Yemen," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said. Tehran hit back, accusing Saudi Arabia of putting the entire Middle East in jeopardy. Iranian state media rejected as "utter lies" claims …