Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) ? A special verification commission on Monday recommended throwing out the disputed results of Haiti's first-round presidential election because it appeared to be tainted by significant fraud.
Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing's military expansion across the South China Sea likely will once again dominate discussions. Regional neighbors are fretting over what they see as China's expansionism as it rushes to exert sovereignty over the waterway, a major global shipping route believed to be home to large oil and gas reserves. China is using dredgers and other tools to convert low-lying ocean features and sandy blips into military bases.
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S. Korea says North's ballistic missile test failed
North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said. The UN measures ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast. Tensions have been running high on the divided Korean peninsula since the North's fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a long-range rocket launch the following month.
Milestone man Cook savours Sri Lanka series win
England captain Alastair Cook praised his side's determination after a series-clinching win over Sri Lanka. Monday's nine-wicket success in the second Test at the Riverside gave England an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match campaign. The fourth and, as it turned out, final day's play also saw the 31-year-old Cook become the youngest player, and first from England, to score 10,000 Test runs during his 47 not out.
Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korean officials
North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday morning but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials told Reuters. Japan put its military alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, state broadcaster NHK reported. Tension in Northeast Asia has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles.
FBI agent's gun stolen from car in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? San Francisco police say an FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen after his car was broken into in the city's popular Alamo Square.
Cubs 'pen perfect for 7 innings in 1-hit win over Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) ? Travis Wood and three other relievers combined for seven perfect innings after starter Jason Hammel left with cramps, and the Chicago Cubs held the Los Angeles Dodgers to one hit in a 2-0 victory Monday.
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