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  • Sanchez boots Pumas to 18-13 stunner over France

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sanchez kicked three dropped goals, two penalties and made a last-gasp try-saving tackle as Argentina shocked France 18-13 at the Stade de France on Saturday.

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  • Messi breaks Spanish league record with 253 goals

    Lionel Messi was raised aloft by his Barcelona teammates after becoming the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer in style on Saturday.

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  • Messi breaks Spanish league scoring record

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played football as he became the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253 on Saturday.

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  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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  • France's Sarkozy wants EU to lose half its powers

    PARIS/BORDEAUX (Reuters) - The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France's conservative party next week. Just a few weeks after he called for…

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  • South Africa beats Italy 22-6 to stay perfect

    PADUA, Italy (AP) — South Africa remained unbeaten against Italy in toughing out a 22-6 win at Stadio Euganeo on Saturday.

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  • Bodies of Armenian pilots removed from helicopter crash site

    YEREVAN (Reuters) - The bodies of three pilots have been removed from a crash site in a special military operation after their helicopter from a region controlled by ethnic Armenians was shown down by Azeri forces earlier this month, officials from the region said. The downing of the helicopter was…

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  • Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.

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  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."

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  • Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A wealthy Irish investor must pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor who was cut out of a major ethanol development in eastern Europe, a jury ruled Friday.

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  • Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better.

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  • China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdown

    BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

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  • 'Beat up' England eager for Samoa, says Rowntree

    London (AFP) - England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the side had been "beating themselves up" ahead of Saturday's clash against Samoa at Twickenham as they seek a first win of the November international campaign.

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  • Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook.

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  • Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests.

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  • London FTSE ends higher on ECB, China measures

    London (AFP) - London stocks surged on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled it is ready to act quickly to deter deflation and China cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years.

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  • Polish, British troops hold exercise

    SWIETOSZOW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

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