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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said. [...]

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First US drone strike in Yemen since leader resigned kills 3

  SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the first so far this year, killed three al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington’s determination to keep targeting the global terror network’s most lethal branch despite the resignation of the Yemeni president, a top U.S. ally, in the face of a Shiite rebel power [...]

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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said. [...]

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Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online

  HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline’s site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company [...]

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Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria’s Kobani

  BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat. Fighters raised a Kurdish [...]

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Japan seeks Jordan’s help in gaining hostage’s release

  TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group. Japanese officials refused direct comment on the contents of the talks in Jordan, where Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama [...]

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South African duo among 3 leaders at Qatar Masters

  DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger birdied his last hole to join South Africans Branden Grace and George Coetzee on top of the Qatar Masters leaderboard after the second round on Thursday. Wiesberger’s 6-under-par 66 included four consecutive birdies from his fourth hole, the par-3 No. 13. The Austrian totaled 9-under 135 to share [...]

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Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

  JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna’s computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said. Police said Israel’s cybercrime unit arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman on Wednesday after an investigation coordinated [...]

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Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an important ally and a major force in the Muslim world. The White House also announced that Vice President Joe Biden would lead a U.S. delegation to Saudi Arabia in [...]

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Protests across Yemen a day after president, Cabinet resigns

  SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country’s south secede after the nation’s president and Cabinet resigned. President Abed Rabbo Hadi, a U.S. ally in its campaign against Yemen’s local al-Qaida branch, stepped down Thursday with his [...]

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New questions about death of prosecutor in Argentina

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina’s president of a criminal conspiracy came under mounting questions Wednesday with the discovery that the apartment where he was found dead had not been securely locked and had a third entrance. The locksmith who opened the back door to give [...]

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