An Iraqi soldier carries a displaced kid from Ramadi on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.  Full Article | Video 

European shares dip, dollar gains after Yellen comments 5:12am EDT

TOKYO - European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar held firm after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

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Nobel laureate John Nash killed in car crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said.  Full Article | Video 

An employee works at a Shuangwei factory in Putian, Fujian province, China, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.  Full Article 

Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara attend a ceremony where the couple is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California February 9, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Actress Anne Meara dies at 85

New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend. She was 85.  Full Article 

May 24, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA;  Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron gives Cavs stranglehold on Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a stranglehold of the Eastern Conference finals.  Full Article 

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Female activists march for peace in North Korea

Female activists lead North Korean women in the "2015 International Women's Grand March for the Reunification and Peace in Korea" in Pyongyang.