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Buffett still likes big stakes in Coke, American Express

OMAHA, Neb. " Investor Warren Buffett says he would be willing to sell Berkshire Hathaway's big investments in American Express, Coca-Cola and other ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Critical hours' for U.S. push to salvage hope for Syria

John Kerry working to convince Russians to convince Bashar Assad to extend a fragile truce to Aleppo, before it's too late


Bombs in Baghdad kill nine, wound 26: sources

BAGHDAD - Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding 26 others, police and medics said.

- Reuters - US

World › South Korea warns of citizens' potential abduction by North

South Korea warned on Monday there is a risk of its citizens being abducted by Pyongyang in retaliation for the defection of a dozen North Korean ...

- Japan Today - JP

Footage shows hospital during airstrike

- CNN Top Stories - US

World › Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the ...

- Japan Today - JP

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

This photo gallery features some of the top Associated Press imagery taken in Latin America and the Caribbean that you may have missed last ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cute! New photos of Charlotte

Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America

- CNN Top Stories - US

Reza Moridi: The Changing Faces of an Iranian-Canadian MPP

The real question is: does Moridi represent the Canadian-Iranian community in Canada, or was he just collecting their votes to represent the Iranian ...

- Hudson New York - US

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

WELLINGTON, New Zealand " An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Current U.S.-China policy 'grossly incompetent,' Trump says

- CNN Top Stories - US

3 held over Hindu tailor's murder in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi protesters demonstrate on April 29 against the killing of a university professor in Dhaka A senior officer said the principal of an ...


Six children orphaned after both parents die 24 hours apart

When Jennifer Norsworthy was unexpectedly killed by a blood clot on April 23, her family was devastated.She was 40 years old, and she left behind six ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

SEOUL, South Korea " The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia says talks over including Syria's Aleppo in 'regime of calm' continue

MOSCOW - A Russian military official said on Monday that talks over including Syria's Aleppo province in a "regime of calm", or lull in fighting, were ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger scrubbed

Daniel J. GraeberHOUSTON, May 2 -- Effective April 30, a merger proposed in late 2014 between oil services companies Baker Hughes and Halliburton has ...

- UPI - US

In the Footsteps of the Old Silk Road Traders

Paul Salopek JUDY WOODRUFF: Now an update from a man we first met out on a walk. Hari recently caught up with him. HARI SREENIVASAN: Last fall, we ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

Japan to support Mekong countries with $7 billion over three years

BANGKOK - Japan wants to work with countries in the lower Mekong river basin and will help them improve infrastructure and bolster development with ...

- Reuters - US

Captain Cook's Endeavour, on which he discovered New Zealand, found off USA

Researchers believe they have found the wreck of HMS Endeavour, which carried Captain James Cook on his discovery of New Zealand.

- Stuff - NZ

Bennett: Likud against Jewish presence in Judea-Samaria

Jewish Home chairman implies his party the only one to support full sovereignty in the region, despite alleged right-wing government.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Bodies of American mountaineers found 16 years after avalanche

Andrew V. PestanoLHASA, Tibet, May 2 -- The bodies of two American mountain climbers have been found 16 years after they were killed in an avalanche ...

- UPI - US

Australian state parliament evacuated over suspicious package

A NSW police spokesperson said the item located was inspected by specialist officers and rendered safe.

- The Hindu - IN

Hot-car-death dad wanted son gone

Two years ago, a Georgia family's nightmare became a front-page mystery. Twenty-two-month-old Cooper Harris died after being left in the sweltering ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon

BEIRUT " Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Indonesian Sailors Kidnapped by Philippine Militants Are Back Home

Four more remain in captivity

- TIME Magazine - US

Iran criticizes US presence in the Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Supreme Leader criticized the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region on Monday, saying American forces should go back to the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of revered Shiite imam

BAGHDAD " Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of revered Shiite imam.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Birthday girl Charlotte gets golden rattle among gifts

The 18-karat white rattle studded with diamonds, rubies and sapphires is worth a whopping 30,000 pounds.

- The Hindu - IN

Hundreds gather in Hong Kong to protest editor's dismissal

HONG KONG " Around 400 people gathered in Hong Kong on Monday to protest a veteran newspaper editor's dismissal that triggered concerns about press ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Second refugee sets themselves on fire on Nauru

A Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, days after an Iranian man died from the same act.

- Stuff - NZ

Why you should be watching the NHL playoffs — even if you think you hate hockey

You've probably never heard of Anthony Holmes. But maybe you've heard of Tony X., a.k.a. @soIoucity, who became a Twitter sensation last week when he ...

- The Week - US

UK Labour Party suspends councilor over anti-Israel postings

LONDON " The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of a city ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

More than 1,000 people evacuated from Paris migrant camp

Police evacuated more than one thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp near a Paris metro station on Monday, the third time the camp has been ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours

DAMASCUS, Syria " Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Asia Development Bank builds bridge in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's infrastructure is in a catastrophic state. Projects financed by the Asian Development Bank seek to change that. Bettina Stehkämper ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Socialist Venezuela Sucks So Bad It Has Run Out Of BEER

Radical leftist president blames businessmen for this 'serious crime'

- The Daily Caller - US

Cosmo editor Joanna Coles writing guide to modern love

NEW YORK " Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles is working on a "no-nonsense" guide to some very old subjects in a very new world: sex and ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Dixie Chicks adding 9 more dates to US tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.The band announced on Monday that nine more ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | DRC opposition agrees joint presidential candidate

A coalition of opponents of the DRC's President Joseph Kabila have announced former regional governor Moise Katumbi as their "joint opposition ...

- - ZA

Asian markets start week lower. Tokyo slumps 3.6 percent

SEOUL, South Korea " Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bitcoin creator reveals identity

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the digital cash system Bitcoin, ending years of speculation.

- BBC - UK

Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

MIAMI — Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington

WASHINGTON " The derailment of a CSX train in Washington, D.C. is forcing some commuters to find a different way to work.The MARC commuter rail system ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shi'ite pilgrims

By Kareem Raheem BAGHDAD - Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, including Shi'ite Muslim worshippers ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How this man just made $125 million in a year

Dara Khosrowshahi has come a long way since being forced to flee his home at the age of nine, and now he's laughing all the way to the bank.That's ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

German intel chief says terrorism threat "highly complex"

BERLIN — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

MIAMI " On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lyon and Monaco both win in race for second

Lyon beat Gazelec-Ajaccio 2-1 on Saturday to hold on to the coveted Ligue 1 runner-up spot and automatic entry to the Champions League. The former ...


South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad

South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct 'terrorist acts' after the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Do Colombia's FARC rebels have a hidden fortune?

Do Colombia's FARC guerrillas have a multi-billion-dollar fortune from kidnapping and drug trafficking stashed in foreign bank accounts? The FARC's ...

- Yahoo! News - US