Iran's Supreme Leader lashed out at the United States on Sunday, accusing Washington of inventing the "myth" of Tehran's nuclear weapons threat. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also urged "defensive preparedness" for Iranian armed forces after a top U.S. general warned last week about military action against Tehran's nuclear sites. The leader's comments come a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed remarks by General Martin Dempsey,...

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Poland will summon the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War II, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post last week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S....

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Nigeria Cabinet Minister Aims to Lead African Development Bank

April 19, 2015

A leading contender for president of the African Development Bank wants to see a strong regionally integrated Africa with increasing growth that is globally competitive.

In an interview with VOA, Nigeria‚Äôs Agricultural Minister Akinwumi Adesina says…

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Ringo Starr, Green Day Rock Their Way into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

April 19, 2015

Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.

The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturda…

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HRW: Egypt Brotherhood Trial Relied on Single Testimony

April 19, 2015

The prosecution’s evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

HRW said the prosecution had presented little evidence to show the …

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IS Video Purports to Show Ethiopians Killed in Libya

April 19, 2015

A video released Sunday by Islamic State purports to show the killing of groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The footage posted online shows two groups of captives said to be held by IS affiliates in different parts of Libya.

One group of captiv…

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UN: Record Amount of E-Waste Generated

April 19, 2015

A record amount of electronic waste was generated last year, according to a United Nations University report.

In 2014, 41.8 million tons of e-waste – mostly cell phones, refrigerators, washing machines and other domestic appliances – were dumped aroun…

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Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

April 19, 2015

A boat thought to be carrying as many as 700 migrants trying to reach Europe capsized overnight off the Libyan coast.

Officials say only 28 people have been rescued with hundreds feared dead in the waters 193 kilometers south of of the southern Italia…

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FBI Examiners Gave ‘Flawed Testimony’

April 19, 2015

A leading U.S. newspaper says the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department have “formally acknowledged” that almost all of the examiners “in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony ” against criminal defendants for more than …

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US Remembers Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

April 19, 2015

It has been 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing in the south-central U.S. state of Oklahoma.

A car bomb that exploded April 19, 1995 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people, and remains the worst U.S. act of do…

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