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Killing of policeman ‘professional’

Preliminary investigations into the case of a 47-year-old police officer who was shot dead in his car outside his home in a northern Zghorta village suggest that the killing was a targeted assassination carried out by professionals.

Killing of policeman ‘professional’

Preliminary investigations into the case of a 47-year-old police officer who was shot dead in his car outside his home in a northern Zghorta village suggest that the killing was a targeted assassination carried out by professionals.

Iraq sleeper cells fight ISIS in Mosul

“Sleeper cells” made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to ISIS positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told the Associated Press.

Storms to hit northeast U.S. with historic snow

Cities big and small along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a powerful and potentially historic storm that could unload 30 to 90 centimeters of snow.

Greek vote fails to derail Europe’s share rally

Greek stocks fell in volatile trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept Sunday’s vote, while other European equities kept rising on the promise of European Central Bank bond-buying.

Greek vote fails to derail Europe’s share rally

Greek stocks fell in volatile trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept Sunday’s vote, while other European equities kept rising on the promise of European Central Bank bond-buying.

An empty initiative

Nearly four years after a popular uprising erupted in Syria, followed by a brutal crackdown that degenerated into all-out war and generated the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

An empty initiative

Nearly four years after a popular uprising erupted in Syria, followed by a brutal crackdown that degenerated into all-out war and generated the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

In Davos, signs of profound economic worries

A sign of the concern among business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, about sluggish economic growth is that one of the World Economic Forum sessions this week was titled “Avoiding a Centennial Slump” – meaning a downturn that lasts a hundred years.

Draw takes Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

Draw takes Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

Agonizing wait for Schumachers and Bianchis

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has entered a second year battling back from a horrific ski accident that has left him a recluse in his Swiss home, his condition a closely guarded secret.

Serena finds top gear as Venus shines again

Top seed Serena Williams again left it late before storming into the Australian Open quarterfinals Monday, as sister Venus returned to the big time and Dominika Cibulkova crashed Victoria Azarenka’s comeback party.

Riyadi defeat Sagesse 120-118 in epic final

Riyadi were crowned champions of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament after clinching an epic 120-118 double overtime victory against arch-rivals Sagesse Saturday.

Irrepressible Vonn adds 64th jewel to crown

Lindsey Vonn added a 64th jewel to her World Cup crown when she won a Super-G in St. Moritz Sunday, her last race before the world championships at home in Beaver Creek next week.

Colombia’s Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.

Colombia’s Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.

Bones exhumed in hunt for Cervantes’ grave

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have started what they hope will be the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was laid to rest.

The Chablis region offers increasingly promising wines

The 2012 premier crus from Burgundy’s Chablis region are almost all on the market now, their quality testament to the ever-increasing amount of effort being put into the vineyards in this climatically marginal region.

Larger-than-life singer Demis Roussos dies at 69

Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Athens on the weekend at age 69, the private hospital that had been treating him said Monday.