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  • Kerry, Iran counterpart discuss nuclear talks, Islamic State

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of U.N. meetings. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also discussed the…

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  • Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. Ukraine's…

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  • Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey

    By Daren Butler and Sylvia Westall SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much…

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  • Obama vs. ISIS: Remind you of Bush’s 'coalition of the willing' in Iraq?

    The Obama administration plan to “destroy and degrade” Islamic State militants was topic number one on the TV news shows Sunday morning, and it promises to stay so this coming week when President Obama addresses the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Afghanistan names new president. But where does power lie?

    Afghans went to the polls in February and June to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The result was a standoff between two rivals for the post that brought the central government to a screeching halt and raised the specter of ethnic warlords feuding for spoils. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How Omar Gonzalez made it past guns and dogs through the White House door

    When Omar Gonzalez scrambled over the iron fence, setting off electronic alarms, and bolted for the White House entrance some 70 yards away, Secret Service officers had just seconds to react.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Heard at Syria's border: Life in the Islamic State is orderly, but brutal

    Three women line up at Turkey’s Kilis border gate waiting to enter Syria. They are headed home to Raqqa, a city on the Euphrates River that is a bastion of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), the Sunni jihadist group that the United States and its allies have vowed to stamp out.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including a Sunni candidate running in the upcoming provincial elections.

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  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

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  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

    CANANEA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.

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  • All Blacks drop Cruden for disciplinary reasons

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Coach Steve Hansen says flyhalf Aaron Cruden has been dropped from the All Blacks squad for the last two rounds of the Rugby Championship for disciplinary reasons.

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  • Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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  • PSG drops points again after 1-1 draw with Lyon

    PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani continued his return to form while Zlatan Ibrahimovic's mini-slump extended to a third game without scoring as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain disappointed again, conceding a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon on Sunday to slip three points off the lead.

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  • Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai…

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  • Cruzeiro misses chance to increase lead in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Cruzeiro conceded a late goal in a 3-2 loss to rival Atletico Mineiro on Sunday, missing a chance to increase its lead in the Brazilian league.

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  • Benfica rallies for win to go top in Portugal

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica came from behind to beat 10-man Moreirense 3-1 and take the lead of the Portuguese league while its main rivals stumbled on Sunday.

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  • Iran and Saudi FMs meet in New York

    Tehran (AFP) - The Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers met Sunday in New York, with their rival states brought together by their opposition to the Islamic State jihadist group, the Iranian government said.

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  • World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

    By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on…

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