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  • Third day with no new MERS cases in S. Korea

    South Korea said Tuesday it had gone three days without any new cases of the deadly MERS virus, in a welcome boost to efforts to tackle the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia.

  • Around the world: Saab, Unhan strike cooperation

    The Indonesian Defense University (Unhan) has recently signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Swedish defense and aerospace giant Saab Group on academic collaborations in innovation, research and development, as well as knowledge exchange.

  • New Orleans' same-sex marriage begins weddings in Louisiana

    Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana, as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

  • US court OKs use of drug implicated in botched executions

    The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Meanwhile, two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.

  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

    Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.

  • Iceland whaling season underway despite protest

    Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, authorities said on Monday as more than 700,000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt.

  • Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fightback

    Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst jihadist attack.

  • Two Uber bosses taken into custody in France: legal source

    The two leaders of Uber in France were taken into custody Monday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from regular taxi drivers, legal sources said.

  • 'Cause unknown' in SpaceX rocket blast

    SpaceX came up empty Monday in its search to figure out why an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after blasting off from a NASA launchpad with a load of space-bound cargo.

  • Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread: Study

    Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday.

  • France says 40 imams deported for 'preaching hatred' since 2012

    France has deported 40 foreign imams for "preaching hatred" in the past three years, a quarter of them in the last six months, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday.

  • Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster

    A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "color party", with organizers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

  • Tunisia gunman: from breakdancing student to Islamist radical

    A university student and fan of breakdancing who worked part-time to fund his studies, Seifeddine Rezgui seemed like a normal young Tunisian man.

  • UK will prosecute ex-pol with dementia with child sex crimes

    British prosecutors have reversed their position and say they will charge a former lawmaker who now has severe dementia with sex crimes against children.

  • A look at Greece's lockdown on money withdrawals, transfers

    Greece has imposed restrictions on money withdrawals and banking transactions to keep its financial system from collapsing due to a run on the banks.

  • Pensioners queue outside Greek banks amid withdrawal limits

    Banks and ATM machines were shut throughout Greece on Monday, the first day of capital controls announced by the government in a dramatic twist in the country's five-year financial saga.

  • China, US must exercise self-control: SBY

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asserted that China and the US, the two most influential countries in the Asia-Pacific, must be able to restrain themselves to safeguard and maintain peace and stability in the region.

  • Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote

    A pro-European Union candidate easily won the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's capital and biggest city Monday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.

  • Cabinet reshuffle needed to deal with economic slowdown: Expert

    Institut Madani Nusantara director Nanat Fatah Natsir has said Indonesia needs quick solutions, one of which is through a Cabinet reshuffle, to deal with the ongoing economic slowdown.

  • Amid Iran nuclear talks, non-diplomats compete for attention

    Ah, Vienna... City of music. Crown jewel of the Holy Roman Empire. Birthplace of psychoanalysis. Home of the Lipizzaner stallions. And this week, host of the Iran nuclear negotiations.

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