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Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now
ROME (AP) ? An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration, the Italian foreign ministry said Monday.
Iran criticizes US presence in the Persian GulfTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran's Supreme Leader criticized the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region on Monday, saying American forces should go back to the Bay of Pigs, state media reported.
Great Escape: 19 lab monkeys escape, all recapturedYEMASSEE, S.C. (AP) ? Nineteen monkeys made a break from a compound on the South Carolina coast, but freedom was fleeting.
2 new e-books offer free excerpts of upcoming worksNEW YORK (AP) ? Free digital excerpts from upcoming works by Ann Patchett, Christina Baker Kline and T. Coraghessan Boyle are among more than 100 offerings in the preview releases "Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter" and "Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter."
Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shi'ite pilgrims
By Kareem Raheem BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, including Shi'ite Muslim worshippers conducting an annual pilgrimage inside the capital, police and medical sources said. The largest blast, which Islamic State said it was behind, came from a parked car bomb in the Saydiya district of southern Baghdad that killed 11 and wounded 30, the sources said. At least a few of the casualties were pilgrims passing through the area on their way to the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of Prophet Mohammad who died in the 8th century.
Closing arguments set in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The trial of alleged "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. headed to a close Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer who stalked women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, then laid low for 14 years before renewing the grisly sex attacks.
Baker Hughes to buy back stock, debt after Halliburton deal failsThe merger, valued at $35 billion when it was first announced in November 2014, would have created North America's largest oilfield services company to take on global market leader Schlumberger Ltd . Baker Hughes will get $3.5 billion as part of the merger agreement, which the companies terminated on Sunday after opposition from U.S. and European antitrust regulators. The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit last month to stop the deal, arguing that it would leave only two dominant oilfield services companies.
Militants threatened to slit our throats: Indonesian hostage
An Indonesian sailor told Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released. The sailors were freed Sunday in the strife-torn southern Philippines after more than a month in the hands of Abu Sayyaf militants, and flew back to Jakarta. The Indonesians were among about 20 foreigners abducted in a recent Abu Sayyaf kidnapping spree, and their release came just days after the militants beheaded a Canadian hostage.