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  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

    NEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.

    Associated Press
  • Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes

    Polls got underway Sunday in energy-rich Kazakhstan for a ballot almost certain to re-elect 74-year-old strongman incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Voting at over 9,000 polling stations across the country began at 0100 GMT and will continue until 1400 GMT, according to the Central Election…

    AFP
  • Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

    Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday. French customs shared "specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British…

    AFP
  • Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

    By Henning Gloystein and Aaron Sheldrick SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's…

    Reuters
  • Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry

    Chelsea's trip to Arsenal on Sunday has been billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season. With 11 wins and two defeats since the turn of the year, Arsenal have amassed more points per game in 2015 than any other team in Europe's…

    AFP
  • Quake triggers Everest avalanche, reports say 18 killed

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a massive earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the world's tallest mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal's Tourism…

    Reuters
  • Flights disrupted as Chile volcano spews more ash

    Ash from Chile's spewing Calbuco volcano threatened Saturday to spell travel misery in the region and beyond after it triggered the cancellation of domestic and international flights in several cities. A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, the volcano sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash…

    AFP
  • Democrats counter Obama on trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations.

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  • Inter beats Roma 2-1 with late strike; AC Milan loses

    ROME (AP) — Mauro Icardi scored in added time as Inter Milan beat visiting Roma 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday to signal a late charge for a spot in Europe.

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  • Pro-Kremlin bikers ride for Berlin defying bans from Germany, Poland

    Dozens of bikers from pro-Kremlin gang the Night Wolves on Saturday set off on a ride to Berlin ahead of the anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders. The bikers gathered Saturday morning in a Moscow suburb to launch the ride to Berlin, planned…

    AFP
  • Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

    AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) — Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

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  • Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International

    By Gabriele Pileri CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa. The…

    Reuters
  • For desperate migrants, shipwrecks a risk worth taking

    Syrian refugee Fares al-Bashawat knows his two daughters may drown trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. His wife and two other daughters already reached Italy by boat, days after a shipwreck killed hundreds of other migrants. Bashawat, who says he was shot and tortured in Syria before the…

    AFP
  • Bayern beats Hertha to put Bundesliga title on ice

    BERLIN (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger scored with 10 minutes remaining for Bayern Munich to beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 and move even closer to the Bundesliga title on Saturday.

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  • Late Fernandinho strike sends Man City second

    Fernandinho volleyed in an emphatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday to reclaim second place in the Premier League table. A calamitous miskick by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan allowed Sergio Aguero to put City ahead in the third minute and…

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  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

    ROME (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.

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  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.

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  • Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans.

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