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  • Refugee children, close to death, found in van in Austria

    By Karin Strohecker VIENNA (Reuters) - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday. The two girls and a boy, aged five and six, were found in a…

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  • Poll lead for Greece's Syriza narrows as Tsipras presses for new mandate

    By George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a fresh mandate to complete the country's political transformation, as polls showed his leftist Syriza party's lead slipping ahead of elections next month. …

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  • Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire

    The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble. Daily clashes between the two forces killing civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and separatists, have…

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  • Can lessons from Plains reach beyond Mr. Jimmy's Sunday school class?

    When the Methodist church in Plains, Ga., puts on its annual fish fry, the congregation is usually nearly the whole town of 700 people. Before Mr. Jimmy, as he is called here, became President, Plains was cloven by race, if not religion, and Carter breached protocol and tradition and risked a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Egypt hands Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy three years in jail

    Three journalists accused of terrorism-related charges in Egypt, including Egyptian-born Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, were today sentenced to three years in prison, to the dismay of their families and lawyers who were hopeful the trio would be released after an almost two-year ordeal. “The sentence is…

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  • Ten years after Katrina's wrath, Biloxi is a patchwork of hope and recovery

    The storm roared ashore clocking winds of more than 120 miles per hour, pushing a 28-foot wall of water that obliterated everything in its path, from antebellum homes to apartments, schools, and libraries. As the nation turned its eyes toward New Orleans, Mississippians turned to each other. …

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  • Top 10 most globally minded colleges

    US News & World Report recently revealed their 2015 Best Global Universities ranking. Based on global research performance including research reputation, number of Ph.D.s and publications, the ranking focuses more on the faculty than on the students.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. All television channels broadcast a…

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  • Anderson beats Herbert in Winston-Salem final

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday.

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  • Barcelona beats Malaga 1-0 through Vermaelen's 1st goal

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thomas Vermaelen scored his first goal for Barcelona to give the defending champion a second straight hard-fought 1-0 win in the Spanish league Saturday as it edged Malaga at Camp Nou.

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  • Lebanese in mass 'You Stink' rally against politicians

    Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtown Beirut Saturday against a political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services. Waving Lebanese flags, men, women and children flooded iconic Martyrs Square which sat on a…

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  • Young migrant killed by gunshot, authorities now say

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A teenage migrant was found dead with a gunshot wound on a yacht approaching a Greek island on Saturday after smugglers clashed with Greece's coast guard, authorities said.

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  • IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.

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  • Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

    BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.

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  • Junior unionist party slams door of N.Ireland government

    Northern Ireland's second-largest pro-British party voted to quit the province's government on Saturday amid rising concerns the power-sharing administration could collapse. The Ulster Unionist Party leadership voted unanimously to withdraw from the coalition government with Irish nationalist…

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  • Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

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  • French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

    Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet were…

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