• Canada's intelligence head says returning Islamist militants pose threat

    Canadians who go abroad to join militant groups such as Islamic State pose a threat on their return home and could use their foreign contacts to set up networks in Canada, the country's intelligence director said on Saturday. Michel Coulombe, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,…

  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

    By Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Salhi TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and…

  • Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

    By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. A bomb also exploded in the northern city of Arbil on Saturday, a rare…

  • Ferguson's tenuous peace: How it could hold

    Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson likened a third day of peace on the streets of strife-torn Ferguson, Mo., as suggesting “whispering winds of change” after race-tinged riots rocked the area for nearly two weeks following the killing of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson. Whether…

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  • Why is Rick Perry touting his own indictment mug shot?

    It’s all those Austin-area liberal Democrats just trying to punish him for telling Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (a Democrat) to resign after she had been convicted of drunk driving, he claims. Ms. Lehmberg oversees a public integrity unit – a kind of state government watchdog…

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  • Dude who stopped Starbucks kindness chain: Grinch or just grumpy?

    It’s a Sunshine State heartwarmer, and just the fact that what people did at some Starbucks counter is news suggests a nation hankering for a little kindness amid the rancor. According to ABC News, a local blogger and part-time political consultant named Peter Schorsch heard about the chain on the…

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  • How the Rev. Al Sharpton became today's most influential civil rights leader

    To both the surprise and chagrin of many, the Rev. Al Sharpton, organizer of the major protest march and rally to be held in New York City Saturday, has been emerging as the most prominent civil rights leader of the Obama era, if not the past ten years. Though still a controversial and even…

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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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  • Martyrs and peace with Pyongyang top pope's agenda

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula. Francis plans to bring a message of peace and reconciliations to Koreans on both sides of the 38th parallel, while encouraging Catholics…

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  • Palestinians mull Egyptian proposal for Gaza truce

    CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian negotiators mulled over an Egyptian proposal to end the monthlong Israel-Hamas war as the latest 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip was due to expire at midnight Wednesday.

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  • Islamic militants seize 2 northern Syrian towns

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists captured two key towns and several villages near Syria's northern border with Turkey on Wednesday after pushing out rival fighters in fierce clashes, opposition groups and activists said.

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  • Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers — even at the risk of killing them — is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.

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  • Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Yasmine Saleh GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City. …

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  • 2 late goals secure Arsenal 2-2 draw at Everton

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Arsenal scored twice in the final seven minutes to grab a 2-2 draw at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday and avoid another demoralizing defeat on Merseyside.

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  • Zenit extends winning start to 5 games

    MOSCOW (AP) — Zenit St. Petersburg extended its winning start to the Russian Premier League season to five matches Saturday, beating Amkar Perm 2-0 to keep the top spot.

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  • Storm to strengthen as it aims for Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean headed toward the Bahamas on Saturday as meteorologists warned it could soon strengthen into a tropical depression or a tropical storm.

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  • Costa guides Chelsea to 2nd straight win

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Diego Costa kept up the prolific start to his Chelsea career on Saturday, setting the title favorites on their way to a 2-0 win over Leicester and a second straight victory to open the Premier League.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said. Dharmendra Pareek, a top official with India's paramilitary force, said Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani…

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