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  • U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation. Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of…

    Reuters
  • Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country. The accident occurred in the regional…

    Reuters
  • South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents

    By Ju-min Park PAJU South Korea (Reuters) - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.…

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  • School shooting north of Seattle results in at least two deaths

    A student opened fire in a high school north of Seattle on Friday, resulting in at least two deaths and serious injuries to several others, officials said.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Could Democrat Michelle Nunn actually win Georgia Senate race?

    Overall, Senate races in the 2014 midterms aren’t looking good for Democrats. States the Democratic Party once targeted as winnable, such as Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, and Alaska, are tilting toward Republican candidates. Control of the Senate itself hangs in the balance, and most major forecast…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Three pioneering women in Marine infantry course are asked to leave. Why?

    Just weeks after three women passed a rigorous day-long test qualifying them to potentially lead US Marine infantrymen for the first time in history, news came that all three women have been asked to leave the course.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared for it

    When word broke Thursday that a doctor who had just returned from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola – the first diagnosed case in New York City and the fourth on US soil – city and state officials quickly gathered to tell the public that the city’s health system was well prepared and ready…

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  • Zimbabwe 77-2 at lunch on 1st day of 1st test

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Zimbabwe batted to a cautious 77-2 at lunch against Bangladesh on the first day of the first cricket test.

    Associated Press11 mins ago
  • Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks. Chris Lewa, director of the The Arakan Project, says an average…

    Associated Press40 mins ago
  • Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby 'Obama'

    Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama. I will never change this name," the shy 35-year-old said in a refugee camp in Suruc, just inside Turkey. The family…

    AFP42 mins ago
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  • Afghan president visits Saudi Arabia

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is making his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

    Associated Press42 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks. Chris Lewa, director of the The Arakan Project, says an average…

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  • Australia's Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 9 shots

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi.

    Associated Press
  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

    Associated Press
  • Japan's Machida wins Skate America short program

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Jason Brown was all revved up, ready to put on a show for his home crowd.

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