- Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777
KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.
- Germany's Merkel has chance of absolute majority, poll shows
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership during the Greece crisis has given her conservatives a chance of winning an absolute majority if an election were held next week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed.
- Kerry says United States, Egypt return to 'stronger base' in relationship
CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday at the first strategic dialogue between the two sides since 2009.
- Italy coast guard rescues 1,800 sea migrants, five found dead
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's coast guard said about 1,800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels on Saturday, while five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 others.
- Two soldiers killed, 31 wounded in PKK suicide attack in east Turkey
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army said two of its soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in an attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.
- Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to Aug 29
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for the second time the verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists who have been charged with aiding a terrorist organization, a reference to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to Aug. 29.
- Kerry says to explore greater support for U.N. plan to form Libya unity government
CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he would explore greater support for a United Nations plan to form a unity government in Libya.
- Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England.
- One pilot killed, another injured after helicopter crash at Russian airshow
MOSCOW (Reuters) - One pilot died and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at an airshow in the Russian region of Ryazan on Sunday.
- Mullah Omar's family does not endorse new Taliban leader: statement
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunday, and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.
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