Police shoot dead 2 gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

GARLAND, Texas - Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event.

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Greece aims for deal with lenders, IMF hard on reforms: minister

ATHENS - Greece intends to meet debt payments this month and reach a deal with its international lenders to unlock remaining bailout aid, but the International Monetary Fund insists on tough labor reforms, the country's labor minister said on Monday.

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China April HSBC PMI shows biggest drop in factory activity in a year

BEIJING - China's factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank, a private business survey showed on Monday, hardening the case for fresh stimulus measures to halt a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

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Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

ROME - Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said.

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Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, faces tough questions

OMAHA, Neb. - Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. | Video

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Exclusive: GM set to storm India as Korea costs climb

BEIJING/NEW DELHI - General Motors aims to grab at least 5 percent market share in India within the next decade, as it sees that market overtaking Japan as the world's third biggest with projected annual sales of 8 million vehicles by 2025.

03 May 2015

Friend of Boston bomber due back in court as penalty phase continues

BOSTON - A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in tears on the witness stand last week as she described the 21-year-old who faces a possible death sentence, is due back in court on Monday as the high-profile trial resumes.


Win or lose, Cameron's political career hangs by a thread

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron is Britain's most popular major party leader and his Conservative Party the most trusted on the economy after helping revive it. But win or lose a knife-edge election this week, his career hangs by a thread.