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'Reborn' Sollecito says Knox relationship was love, nothing else

Rome - Amanda Knox's ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito said Monday that the pair's relationship had been one of pure affection and that he would no longer accept being called a murderer following the pair's acquittal of the bloody killing of British student Meredit...

1 in 3 British Holidaygoers Prefers Home Comforts To Culture

Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.

Air strike kills at least 15 at camp for Yemen displaced: MSF

Sanaa - An air strike killed at least 15 people and wounded 30 at a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen on Monday, the humanitarian agency Doctors without Borders said.

Nuclear deal would reward Iran for Yemen 'aggression': Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Western powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran's alleged "aggression" in Yemen.

Low mortgage rates heat up spring housing market

America’s historically low mortgage interest rates survived a much-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Friday, but the writing is on the wall for those rates to begin a gradual ascent in the coming months.

Landslide win for Uzbek strongman in predictable poll

Tashkent - Uzbekistan's strongman President Islam Karimov on Monday extended his decades-long grip on power following a weekend poll decried by Western vote monitors as lacking genuine competition.

Macedonian political crisis hampers EU membership bid

Skopeia - Bitter exchanges between Macedonia's government and the opposition, including wiretapping and claims of million-euro bribes, have pushed the Balkan state into a deep crisis that could further hamper its already stalled bid for EU membership.

Cameron visits Queen to signal UK election campaign start

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced the start of the campaign for Britain's May 7 election after meeting Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace to formalise the dissolution of parliament.

'Yes or no' time in crunch Iran nuclear talks

Lausanne - Foreign ministers from major powers raced against the clock Monday on the eve of a deadline to nail down the final pieces of a framework deal they hope will put any Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.

AP journalist's killer in Afghanistan jailed for 20 years: CEO

Hong Kong - An Afghan policeman who shot dead a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photojournalist was imprisoned for 20 years over the weekend, after his death sentence was commuted, the AP's CEO said in Hong Kong on Monday.

Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

Heraklion - A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday.

4-yr-old Annabelle boards bus alone at 3 am to buy a slushie

Philadelphia - A 4-year-old girl, Annabelle, woke up in the early hours of Friday, at about 3 a.m., left her home in Tacony, Philadelphia in the midst of a downpour, and without the knowledge of her parents boarded a bus in search for her favorite snack, a slushie.

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

Kathmandu - A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.

Woman accused of scamming fund set up for Boston bombing victims

Jamaica Plain - A Massachusetts woman has been indicted for allegedly fraudulently obtaining $8,000 from a fund set up for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, and for obtaining thousands more from other fundraising sources, officials said on Thursday.

Fossils of Neanderthal child point to differences with humans

Leioa - A review of remains, originally recovered from a leading Neanderthal archaeological site in France over 40 years ago, highlights the differences between Neanderthals and humans.

World leaders' details emailed in error to football body: report

Sydney - The personal details of world leaders travelling to Australia for the G20 summit were mistakenly emailed to a member of the Asian Cup football local organising committee, a report said on Monday.

Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Another blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.

Nigeria awaits tense presidential poll results

Abuja - Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election, despite protests over the conduct of the vote and calls for calm given fears of a repeat of post-poll violence.

Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.
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