• Turkish military says three soldiers killed in PKK attack in the southeast

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed three Turkish soldiers in an attack on an army battalion in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Thursday, the military said in a statement. Helicopters and a commando unit have been dispatched to the area, the army said,…

  • Greek PM suggests party referendum to overcome split in Syriza

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for his Syriza party to hold an emergency congress next month to overcome divisions but said a snap party referendum would be acceptable if leftist dissenters wanted a quicker solution. In a speech to Syriza's central committee, Tsipras said a…

  • Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday. Forces loyal to…

  • Why might religion be taking back seat in Rick Perry campaign?

    Compared with his 2012 campaign, Rick Perry is talking less about religion and his faith during his current presidential campaign. Talking to Iowa crowd, the Republican presidential hopeful and former Texas governor did not mention religion until 25 minutes into his address, and that was only when…

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  • Four-day week for Georgia public school district: Does it work?

    This is the second consecutive year that the school district is operating with this atypical schedule, and metrics indicate the switch has had a positive effect on the students. “It has increased our discipline, our attendance is good, teacher attendance as well," said Jeff Martin, Chattooga High…

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  • Hundreds evacuate as string of wildfires scorches parched California wilderness

    Five hundred people north of San Francisco have been evacuated as a growing bushfire has consumed several buildings in less than 12 hours after it first ignited, fire officials said on Thursday. The blaze, called the “Rocky Fire,” is one of many in the state. About 10 blazes were active in…

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  • Court blocks anti-abortion group's videos: What is Center for Medical Progress?

    The Los Angeles Superior Court has issued a temporary restraining order preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video from a sting investigation of the company StemExpress, which provides fetal tissues for research in conjunction with Planned Parenthood. Videos from a similar…

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  • Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777: Malaysia

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. National carrier…

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  • In Iraq bastions, PKK braces for new war with Turkey

    Pointing to a crater left by one of scores of Turkish air strikes in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a PKK rebel official said that "Turkey has declared war against us". For three decades, Turkey was at war with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which was seeking an independent state in southeastern…

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  • Stocks lower in US after some weaker company results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.

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  • Hunters fight back after Cecil killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol…

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  • US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package.

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  • Australia struggling to avoid two-day test defeat

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Steven Finn took two wickets in two balls after tea as Australia fought to stay in the third Ashes test and avoid the huge embarrassment of a possible two-day test defeat on Thursday.

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  • Turkish prosecutors open probe against Kurdish leader Demirtas

    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened a probe against the leader of Turkey's main Kurdish party over bloody October 2014 protests, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

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  • Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.

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  • Turkish Airlines Boeing makes emergency landing in Warsaw

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The spokesman for Warsaw's main international airport says that a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 safely made an emergency landing at the airport. The flight was given permission to fly on after being checked.

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  • Al-Qaida kills 6 captured Yemeni rebels north of Aden

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials and witnesses say al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden.

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