• Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop: police

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services said, in what police described as a "terrorist attack". The driver, whom police identified as Palestinian…

  • Two Israeli soldiers wounded in attack along Egypt border: military

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Attackers on Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday, wounding two, the Israeli military said. Islamist militants are active in the peninsula, which borders southern Israel, though assaults across the fenced frontier are rare. The…

  • Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

    By Emma Farge and Lanre Ola N'DJAMENA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed. Talks took place…

  • What led Jaylen Fryberg to a violent end in a high school cafeteria?

    School shootings are always stunning and tragic events, often tied to bullying or some other deep personal hurt experienced by a young man described as a "loner" and with easy access to guns. Which is what makes the latest episode of high school gun violence seem so shocking and inexplicable.

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  • In Tunisia, source of Arab Spring, voters focused on jobs, not jihad

    A line of new campaign posters on a wall in this western city helps explain why Tunisia is looking increasingly like the Arab world’s best hope for peace and democracy.

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  • Ukraine vote: Pro-West parties set for victory, but can they clean house?

    Amid deepening economic gloom, an unresolved civil war, and even warnings of imminent terrorist attack, Ukrainians will elect a new parliament Sunday to chart a way out of the crisis.

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  • Uruguay election: How will next president stack up against President Mujica?

    In the shadow of Sunday’s presidential election in Latin American powerhouse Brazil sits Uruguay. But while a country of just 3.4 million people, big things are afoot here, too. Voters will choose a successor to President José Mujica, who won unprecedented global admiration over his past four years…

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad.

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  • West Ham stuns champion Man City with 2-1 win

    LONDON (AP) — West Ham maintained its strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion's Premier League title defense.

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  • Extremists shell northern Syrian town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops.

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  • Iraqi security forces retake most of town near Baghdad from Islamic State: senior local officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State militants, the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, senior local officials said on Saturday. Full control of the town could allow Iraqi authorities to…

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  • Brazil's Rousseff, Neves running neck-and-neck on eve of vote: poll

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Pro-business candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a runoff vote that will decide Brazil's presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said. Neves has 45.3 percent voter support against 44.7 percent for…

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  • Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit…

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  • Australia struggling in 1st test vs Pakistan

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling on 59-4 Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs.

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  • UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

    Concern was high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffled towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalise a new, global pact. The six-day meeting of senior officials in the former West German capital was meant to lay the groundwork for the annual…

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  • Syria rebels 'battle for Aleppo supply route'

    Syrian rebels fought fierce clashes with loyalist troops Saturday as they tried to secure their supply line to second city Aleppo against advances by the army, a monitor said. The clashes in the divided area of Handarat just north of Aleppo, came a day after fighting that killed 15 soldiers and…

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  • Report: Pilot error caused 2011 crash in Guyana

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Officials investigating a July 2011 Caribbean Airlines plane crash in Guyana have issued their final report and found that poor cockpit communication caused the crash.

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