• Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

    MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking medical supplies to a…

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  • French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

    By Noah Barkin and Mark John BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel. The trip comes at a watershed…

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  • Clashes in Yemeni capital cast doubt on deal signing

    SANAA (Reuters) - Shi'ite Houthi rebels and government forces fought for a fourth straight day in the Yemeni capital, residents said, despite the announcement of a U.N.-brokered agreement due to be signed later on Sunday. Residents reported sounds of heavy shelling throughout Saturday night in an…

  • Burning money: Cost of fighting wildfires robs funds to prevent them

    News from California this week made it seem as if half the drought-stricken state was ablaze with wind-whipped wildfires, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, wrecking some vacation plans for Yosemite National Park, and torching hundreds of structures – including 143 homes in the small town…

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  • Tennesee cheerleaders cleverly defy school prayer ban. Or did they?

    In every season since 1930, the Oneida, Tenn., high school football games have begun with a prayer.

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  • Gunshots, lockdowns in Pennsylvania. Are cops close to 'most wanted' Eric Frein?

    Amid reports of gunshots, police in Pennsylvania locked down several rural roads in the Pocono Mountains on Friday and Saturday as the national manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein entered its second week. It's clear the intensity of the manhunt was building this weekend just days after the…

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  • Facing scrum of critics, can Roger Goodell avoid getting sacked?

    Roger Goodell, a man known as “The Enforcer” for his authoritarian discipline of wayward players, seemed on Friday more like a beleaguered quarterback looking like he’s about to get sacked.

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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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  • Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."

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  • Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

    By Daren Butler SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. About 70,000 Syrian Kurds…

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  • Japan's Hagino wins Asian Games freestyle final

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Japan's Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming's biggest rivalries Sunday, winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China's Olympic champion Sun Yang and South Korean star Park Tae-hwan.

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  • Fighting rages in Yemen capital despite UN talk of deal

    Sanaa (AFP) - Fighting raged in the Yemeni capital on Sunday despite an announcement by the UN envoy that pro-government forces and Shiite rebels were poised to sign a deal.

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  • Bomb kills 2 policemen near Egypt Foreign Ministry

    CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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  • Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring

    BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.

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  • Black prevails in Syria jihadist stronghold

    Beirut (AFP) - In the Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group, everything is black, activists say, from men's turbans to women's veils. Even the passports.

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  • Turkish security forces clash with Kurds

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group.

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  • Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open.

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  • Asian Games: Lin and Lee ease through team matches

    Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Badminton giants Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei eased through their first matches in Incheon on Sunday, helping set up a China v Malaysia men's team showdown.

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