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  • Pennetta struggles in 1st match since US Open victory

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta struggled in her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam, needing nearly 2 1/2 hours to beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open on Sunday.

    Associated Press15 mins ago
  • Kyrgyzstan elects parliament with eye on Moscow

    Kyrgyzstan went to the polls on Sunday for a hotly-contested parliamentary vote, but the results are unlikely to change the ex-Soviet country's firmly pro-Russian trajectory. Polling stations across the majority-Muslim Central Asian country of six million saw long queues form in the autumn…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • Sixteen dead on French Riviera after heavy flooding

    At least 16 people were killed in violent storms and flooding that struck the chic French Riviera overnight, with three people still missing, President Francois Hollande said on Sunday. The president visited the site of the disaster, which occurred when the Cote d'Azur was lashed by to 180…

  • Mainstream Portuguese moderates expected to prevail in vote

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Moderate mainstream parties were expected to triumph in Portugal's general election Sunday, after more radical alternatives failed to exploit public discontent over austerity measures.

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  • Russia bombs '10 IS targets' as it ramps up Syria campaign

    Russia on Sunday said it had bombed ten new Islamic State group targets as it prepared to ramp up its bombing campaign in Syria. Russian bombing raids against what Moscow says are Islamic State targets went into their fifth day despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military…

  • Paris parties all night with silent disco, art shows

    PARIS (AP) — Thousands of Parisians danced in eerie silence at the Gare du Nord train station and galleries left their doors open all night for the French capital's annual "Sleepless Night" festival.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Migrant crisis debris: Greek island battles lifejacket mountain

    For the thousands of refugees and migrants landing on its beaches every day, Greece's Lesbos island is a step to safety and a brighter future in Europe. "We've barely finished when it's time to start all over again," sighs Yiorgos Katsanos, the deputy mayor in charge of waste management.

  • AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.

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  • England out of its own Rugby World Cup party

    LONDON (AP) — Let the post-mortems begin.

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  • Barcelona, Chelsea both lose; Aguero nets 5 goals

    LONDON (AP) — Barcelona and Chelsea both stumbled to losses on Saturday to make a bad week even worse for two of Europe's defending league champions.

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  • British PM Cameron says will not be rushed on EU referendum date

    By Guy Faulconbridge MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain's ties with the European Union was "bloody hard work" but that he would not be rushed into naming a date for a referendum on membership, The Sunday Telegraph reported. On the eve of…

  • Russia hits IS in Syria heartland in defiance of West

    Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military action is strengthening the jihadists. A long-time staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began sorties…

  • Thousands march in Vienna to show support for migrants

    VIENNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - More than 20,000 people took to the streets in Vienna on Saturday to show support for migrants and reject a recent upswing in support for Austria's right-wing, anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO). Last month alone, about 200,000 refugees and migrants - many fleeing war…

  • Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal

    Warring sides in Ukraine on Saturday announced the start of smaller weapons withdrawal from a buffer zone as the West admitted that securing long-lasting peace would take longer than expected. After key talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Friday, French President Francois…

  • The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summits

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism — the Islamic State in particular — and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and…

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  • Thousands march in support of migrants in Vienna

    A rally in support of migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict and other hardships drew tens of thousands to Vienna on Saturday, organisers and police said. Austria has been a key transit point for many refugees reaching eastern Europe, and organisers said their bid to show public solidarity drew some…