• New polls show Syriza narrowly ahead in Greek election

    The leftist Syriza party is on course to win 26.5 percent of votes in the snap Greek election in September, slightly ahead of the conservative New Democracy party on 25.9 percent, a new poll by Kapa Research showed on Saturday. A separate poll by Marc showed Syriza on 24.4 percent, and New…

  • Missing Turkish soldier seen in Islamic State hands: Hurriyet

    By Jonny Hogg ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier who went missing this week on the border with Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State has been seen in a hospital run by the militants, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Saturday. If confirmed, the soldier's capture would be a major problem for…

  • At least four die as violence flares in eastern Turkey

    One civilian was killed and a district official from the ruling AK Party was wounded by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in Semdinli district of Hakkari province, close to Turkey's borders with Iraq and Iran, security sources said. The attack happened after a car carrying the two victims…

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  • Jailed Ky. clerk Kim Davis says marriage licenses without her signature aren't valid. True?

    Celebrations ensued Friday in Morehead, Ky., as gay couples who had waited 10 weeks for their marriage licenses finally received them. Davis’s continued defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states was not surprising, since she has made clear…

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  • College football 2015 TV schedule: Who to watch Saturday

    The opening week of college football continues Saturday with a host of season-opening games around the country. You can watch this contest on ESPN's Southeastern Conference (SEC) TV network. This game will be televised on ESPN.

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  • Why is ISIS blowing up history?

    Last May, as Islamic State (IS) fighters swept into Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage site, they promised to protect the city’s emblematic ruins, a glimpse into Roman-era history. Archaeologists, who spent years miserably watching as war and terrorism took their toll on the Middle East’s…

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  • Abdul-Jabbar tangles with Trump: Who's got game?

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scathing response to criticisms by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has set pundits and strategists back on their heels wondering if anyone can checkmate him in the polls. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? In a hand-written…

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  • Finnish PM's offer to migrants: Take my spare house

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Amid Europe's migrant crisis, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila is hoping to set an example for his countrymen by opening his own spare house to refugees.

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  • Exhaustion, elation as 6,500 migrants reach Austria, Germany

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated people fleeing their Arab and Asian homelands reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.

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  • Smith sets up Australia assault

    Australia captain Steven Smith paved the way for the World Cup-holders' last 10-over assault as they made 309 for seven in the second one-day international against England at Lord's on Saturday. Smith top-scored with 70 as Australia, fresh from their 59-run win in the first of a five-match series…

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  • De Marchi wins 14th Vuelta stage, Aru keeps lead

    ALTO CAMPOO, Spain (AP) — Alessandro de Marchi surged upward into the mountain fog to win the 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while fellow Italian Fabio Aru kept the red leader's jersey on Saturday.

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  • England beats Ireland 21-13 in final RWC warm-up

    LONDON (AP) — England restored some optimism heading into the home Rugby World Cup by beating Ireland 21-13 on Saturday in their last warm-up match.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. Naraha became the first to get the order lifted among…

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  • Authorities struggle to identify dead in migrant tragedies

    MILAN (AP) — Adal Netuse, an Eritrean immigrant whose brother drowned in a smuggler's boat while trying to reach Italy in 2013, knows all too well what might be in store for the relatives of those who died last month in a similar accident in the Mediterranean.

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  • Missing Turkish soldier treated in IS-controlled Syria: report

    A Turkish soldier who went missing following cross-border fire from Syria has been treated at a Syrian hospital in an area controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a report said Saturday. One Turkish soldier died of his wounds and another was wounded following the incident in the border region…

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  • Six Syria regime loyalists killed in Druze unrest

    At least six regime security personnel were killed in unrest in the heartland of Syria's Druze minority after the assassination of an anti-government cleric, a monitor said on Saturday. Supporters of Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, who was the leader of a powerful Druze militia, blamed the regime for twin…

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  • Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia's military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, raising the death toll in the attack to at least 55 coalition troops killed.

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