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John Nash, mathematician who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' 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 on Sunday. | Video

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Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit

CAIRO - Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. | Video

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Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

PAJU, South Korea - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. | Video

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Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

Saudi king says heartbroken by mosque attack, promises punishment

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

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Syria says Islamic State kills hundreds, including children, in Palmyra

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

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Syrian air force targets captured Palmyra city: monitor

BEIRUT - The Syrian air force carried out some 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by the hardline Islamic State group from the military, a group monitoring the war said.