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Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebel bases in north Iraq

ISTANBUL — Turkish jets have bombed Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq, home to members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the army said on Sunday. “Two groups of targets belonging to the separatist terrorists in the regions of Zap and Kahurk were hit with efficiency in the evening…

Israel general strike ends after four days

JERUSALEM — Israeli unions announced on Sunday they were ending a general strike on its fifth day, after reaching an agreement with treasury officials that will boost salaries and benefits for contract workers. At a joint news conference, the head of the Histadrut trade union confederation and Finance Minister Yuval…

Fixing Airbus A380 wing cracks to ‘cost 100 million euros’

BERLIN — Tiny cracks detected in January in the wings of some Airbus A380s will cost around 100 million euros to fix, the German weekly Der Spiegel reports in its edition to appear on Monday. Experts and internal sources at Airbus estimate that repairs and inspections on the super jumbos,…

Malaysia deports Saudi blogger behind Prophet Mohammad tweets

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over Twitter comments he made that were deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad. Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old columnist, sparked outrage…

Fugitive wanted over 1993 British heist arrested in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) – Missouri authorities have arrested a man wanted in the United Kingdom over a 1993 heist from an armored vehicle that netted the equivalent of $1.6 million, and were holding him on a weapons charge. Edward John Maher, wanted for stealing “a large amount of cash”…

Palestinian unity deal a mistake: Gaza Hamas leader

Senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar slammed a Palestinian unity deal as a “mistake” that has thrown the Islamist movement into crisis, in an interview with Egypt’s official MENA agency published on Sunday. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal signed an agreement with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas earlier this month placing Abbas at…

Iran speaker warns Gulf states not to side with the U.S.

Iran’s parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani warned Iran will not forgive Gulf Arab nations if they continue backing US “plots” against Tehran, local media reported on Sunday. “We recommend to some of the countries in the region who were siding with (Iraq dictator) Saddam (Hussein) and now are siding with the…

Murdoch ‘flying to London’ after Sun arrests

Rupert Murdoch will fly to London this week to meet journalists at The Sun after five senior staff at his flagship British tabloid were arrested over bribery allegations, sources said on Sunday. Publisher News International said Murdoch had given a “personal assurance” that The Sun would not face the same…

Music world stunned at death of Whitney Houston

Pop legend Whitney Houston died Saturday aged 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the Grammys, triggering shock and a wave of tributes as music stars gathered for the annual awards show. Houston, whose hits include “I will Always Love You,” was found dead in her room…

Judge to rule Monday on Sandusky grandchildren

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – A judge will rule on Monday whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky can see his grandchildren while on bail on child sex abuse charges and if a jury from outside Centre County should be brought in for the trial. Centre County Judge John…

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