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  • Halep into 2nd round, Federer begins 62nd successive major

    Halep into 2nd round, Federer begins 62nd successive major

    AFP News - 5 minutes ago
    Halep into 2nd round, Federer begins 62nd successive major

    Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, reached the French Open second round on Sunday as 2009 champion Roger Federer prepared to start his 62nd consecutive Grand Slam event. Third seed Halep saw off Russian world number 91 Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-4 and next faces either Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia or America's Lauren Davis. "It's not easy to start a new tournament but I am happy to be back in Paris where I have so many great memories from last year," said the 23-year-old Romanian who was broken …

  • Pope says Romero was killed out of hatred for his faith

    Pope says Romero was killed out of hatred for his faith

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Pope says Romero was killed out of hatred for his faith

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday to take "the heroic examples" of a slain El Salvadoran bishop and an Italian nun who worked in Kenya who were beatified this weekend. …

  • Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

    Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held. …

  • Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

    Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

    Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians started voting Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power. …

  • Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

    Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

    Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim by the group. …