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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 …

  • Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers
    Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired by last year's events Ferguson, Missouri, and similar incidents around the country. …

  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
    German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday ... …

  • Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar
    Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the revolutionary plane landed in Chongqing airport at 1:35 am (1735 GMT Monday) after a 20-and-a-half hour flight from Myanmar, its vast wingspan lit up by rows of led lights. "We are tired but we are still very, very happy to be in Chongqing," said mission …

  • Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat
    Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

    Police in Gibraltar are investigating the death of a family of four, including a six-week-old baby girl and her four-year-old sister, who were found dead on Monday in a flat in the tiny British territory. "It is believed that all the deceased belong to the same family," a spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police said. "At this present moment in time, a full investigation is being conducted by officers of the serious crime unit to establish the cause surrounding the untimely deaths of this …

  • Parents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured. …

  • Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans
    Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela. …

  • Probe sees link between semen quality, pesticides
    Probe sees link between semen quality, pesticides

    Higher levels of pesticide residue in fruit and vegetables are associated with lower quality of semen, according to a study published on Tuesday. The US team analysed 338 semen samples from 155 men attending a fertility centre between 2007 and 2012. The men were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their diet, asking them how often, on average, they consumed portions of fruit and vegetables. These portions were then placed into categories of being low, moderate or high in pesticide …