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Brexit voters' remorse as result of historic referendum sinks in

London - As the markets crashed, sterling hit a 31-year low and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, it dawned on some of those who voted for Britain to leave the EU that they may have got it wrong.

Petition demanding new Brexit referendum at 3 million signatures

A petition calling for a second Brexit referendum continues to circulate in the U.K. and has now topped 3 million signatures. It needs but 100,000 for it to be put upon the docket to be discussed in Parliament but will it mean much of anything?

TransCanada seeking NAFTA damages of $15 billion from U.S.

Calgary - TransCanada is trying again to get the American public to cough up $15 billion in compensation under the North American Free Trade Agreement after President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline in November 2015.

France, Germany should take lead after Brexit: Hollande

Dun-les-places - France and Germany should "take the initiative" after British voters decided their country should quit the EU, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

Iraq PM visits Fallujah, urges Iraqis to celebrate victory

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged all Iraqis to celebrate the recapture of Fallujah Sunday by the security forces and vowed the national flag would be raised in Mosul soon.

On inviting all children, including those born with down syndrome

I am not a weeper. Never have been. It's not uncommon for us men to stifle tears and we could argue whether it's due to nature or nurture. But not here, not now. This is about 2 kids, each born with down syndrome, and how they blessed me with tears.

Pope warns against 'Balkanisation' of Europe after Brexit vote

Rome - Pope Francis on Sunday warned of the "Balkanisation" of Europe in the wake of Britain's shock vote to quit the EU and urged the bloc to chart a new way forward by giving member states greater freedoms.

Islamic State fighters launch new attacks in eastern Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Heavy fighting between Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters has killed dozens of people, officials said Sunday, raising fears the militant group is staging a comeback months after Kabul said they had been defeated.

Iraq takes full control of Fallujah from IS

Fallujah - Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.

At least 14 killed in Mali land dispute

Bamako - At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 injured in clashes over land between residents of two central Malian villages, a regional official told AFP Sunday.

Turkey police fire rubber bullets at banned Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade.

New York dedicates Gay Pride to Orlando massacre victims

New York - Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to pour onto the streets of New York Sunday to celebrate one of the city's largest Gay Pride marches and honor the 49 people killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre.

Somalia minister among 11 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack

Mugadishu - A junior minister was among 11 people killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, the foreign ministry said Sunday.

Europe to push for quickie British divorce as Kerry flies in

Brussels - European leaders embark this week on a frantic drive to push Britain into a quick divorce, with top US diplomat John Kerry rushing to join discussions as the "Brexit" crisis goes global.

US voices Brexit regret as Kerry heads to London

Rome - US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed regret Sunday that Britain has chosen to leave the European Union and vowed Washington will maintain close ties with the bloc.

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

Beijing - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in central China Sunday and burst into flames, state media reported.

Frugal Ramadan for cash-strapped Damascenes

Damascus - This Ramadan, a radio station in Syria's capital Damascus presented cash-strapped listeners with a challenge: plan a meal to break the fast for just $3.Diala Hasan's cooking show on Sham FM used to feature recipes for sumptuous Ramadan feasts.

European Parliament urges Britain to begin EU exit Tuesday

Berlin - The European Parliament's chief called Sunday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU at a summit this week.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.
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