UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime

UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime

The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.

Lufthansa to offer Germanwings crash compensation this week

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Lufthansa to offer Germanwings crash compensation this week
Lufthansa is preparing to make a compensation offer this week to relatives of those who died in the March 24 Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.

Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders

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Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
Puerto Rico's governor says he will create a financial team that will meet with bondholders and seek a moratorium on debt payments.
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Rome's mayor hospitalized overnight after falling ill

The mayor of Rome has been hospitalized overnight after falling ill.
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The Latest: Russia dismisses talk of lending money to Greece

The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):
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Spain: Greenpeace kicks off anti-'Gag Law' protests

A large banner defending people's right to protest loomed over Spain's Parliament on Tuesday as part of a series of protest actions against the entry into effect of the Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," at midnight.
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Prosecutor: Beheading, French factory attack IS trademark

A French prosecutor says the beheading and attack on a French industrial gas factory bore the trademark of the Islamic State group.
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US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate

The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.
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Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near shopping district

A huge explosion has shaken the Afghan capital, Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city's western suburbs.
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Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 20 dead

An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 20 people.
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Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday.
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EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges

The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.
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Israeli PM lashes out at Palestinian leadership in West Bank

Israel's prime minister has criticized the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank for its failure to publicly condemn a recent spate of attacks on Israelis.
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UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.
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UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London

Hundreds of British police are taking part in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack of extremists with firearms.
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European stocks fall again on Greece crisis, Asia rebounds

Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp fall, but European indexes widened their losses as investors fretted the debt crisis in Greece could spread to other countries in the region.
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A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.
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Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends

It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts.
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Egypt prepares for burial of slain prosecutor general

Egypt has deployed heavy security forces across Cairo amid preparations for the burial of the country's prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing the day before — the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in nearly 25 years.
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The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining

World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.
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China's ruling Communists recruit fewer members

China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society.
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Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody

A demonstration against police has erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.
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Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said.
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