BBC.com A top Syrian rebel commander has died of wounds he sustained in an air strike on a rebel-held air base in Aleppo province on Thursday, his group says.
Foxnews.com Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through parts of 12 states Sunday, killing six people in Illinois and leveling neighborhoods across the Midwest. The central Illinois community of Washington, about 140 miles southwest of Chicago, appeared particularly hard-hit.
Reuters - DYLAN WELCH AND HAMID SHALIZI Afghan President Hamid Karzai has rejected a provision of a U.S.-Afghan security pact, putting the entire deal in jeopardy just days before the country’s elite gather to debate it, a senior Afghan official and a Western diplomat said.
Reuters Police were hunting a lone gunman on the loose in central Paris on Monday after he opened fire at the offices of a left-wing newspaper and a major bank before hijacking a car to take him to the Champs-Elysees avenue.
BBC Boeing has got off to strong sales of its 777 mini-jumbo Airlines in the Gulf have placed a number of high-value plane orders on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, with US giant Boeing a major winner.
BBC – James Gallagher A single tumour can be made up of many separate cancers needing different treatments, say researchers.
The Times of Israel Riyadh reported to give Jerusalem okay to use Saudi airspace and to cooperate on other tactical support, according to Sunday Times King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Israel is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday.
the guardian - Tania Branigan, Beijing Nine attackers and two officers killed in Xinjiang area dogged by unrest among Uighur Muslims Nine people who attacked a police station and two auxiliary police officers who tried to fight them off have died in a troubled town in Xinjiang, north-western China, according to officials.
BBC Leaders of Commonwealth nations have issued a final statement at the end of a summit making no mention of alleged human rights abuses by host Sri Lanka.
CNN - Mayra Cuevas College QB attacked, game canceled A Division II collegiate championship scheduled for this weekend was canceled after Virginia State University football players were accused of beating Winston-Salem State University quarterback Rudy Johnson.
CNN – Leslie Holland Over five years after Lucy Preciado was stabbed to death with a sword in front of her four children, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has their primary suspect, Preciado’s former boyfriend, in custody.
the guardian – Helena Smith, Athens As demonstrators commemorate anniversary, anti-establishment leftists vow to move far-rightists to ‘the dustbin of history’ Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA Thousands of Greeks, marking the 40th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising – an event that would trigger the end of military rule in Greece – took to the streets on Sunday after socialist militants claimed responsibility for the murder of two members of the extremist Golden Dawn party.
the guardian - Jon Boone in Islamabad Report estimates 12,000 rebels are thought to have been killed compared to more than 2,000 Afghan soldiers and police As many as 12,000 Taliban fighters may have been killed in Afghanistanin the last year, according to a UN report that warns that despite the successes of the Afghan military, the insurgency will remain resilient as long as it enjoys a wide range of illicit income streams.
BBC Libyan deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh has been kidnapped, security sources have told the BBC.
CNN – Joe Sutton The USS Chancellorsville Two sailors were hurt when a drone malfunctioned and crashed into a guided missile cruiser off the coast of Southern California.
BBC A passenger plane has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board, officials say.
CNN – Steve Almasy 7 states in path of storm Chicago and other areas of the Midwest could see some dangerous weather Sunday, with parts of seven states under a tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service.
The Hill - Julian Pecquet Top insurance industry officials warned Sunday that President Obama’s push to delay health plan cancellations would only make things worse.
The Hill - Julian Pecquet Nancy Pelosi Democrats are not losing confidence in President Obama’s signature healthcare law, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday.
The Hill – Carlo Munoz The massive disaster relief mission being spearheaded by U.S. forces in the central Philippines will not open the door to an increased military presence in the country, according to the Pentagon.