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Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years

GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. | Video

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Syrian barrel bomb attacks are 'crimes against humanity': Amnesty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, describing the bombings as "crimes against humanity".

World, Syria 8:35am EDT

Saudi king says setting up center to coordinate Yemen humanitarian work

DUBAI - Saudi King Salman announced on Tuesday the establishment of a center to coordinate humanitarian assistance for Yemen, and invited the United Nations to join in relief work for the Arab country.

World, United Nations, Yemen 8:00am EDT

Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village

KATHMANDU - Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Greece steps up diplomacy to avert cash crunch

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Greece stepped up diplomacy with euro zone partners on Tuesday to try to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the IMF as cash reserves dry up.

Greece, IMF 7:41am EDT

Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean: Save the Children

ROME - Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said.

World, Italy 8:53am EDT