• 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…

  • 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…

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  • Tajik police 'closing in' on renegade general after clashes

    By Vladimir Soldatkin and Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW/ALMATY (Reuters) - Police in Tajikistan said on Saturday they were closing in on a sacked deputy defense minister accused of ordering gun attacks around the capital Dushanbe, amid rising tension between the pro-Moscow secular government and Islamist…

  • 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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  • Drone crashes at US Open. Where is Washington on regulation?

    “A little bit scary, I have to say,” said Pennetta. While the drone industry is big and getting bigger, with analysts anticipating its business to surge to $8.4 billion by 2019 and nearly ten times that by 2025, legislation is comparatively limited and slow.

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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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  • Four FARC rebels killed in Colombia clash: army

    The Colombian army said Saturday four FARC rebels were killed and three others wounded in a clash with troops conducting an operation in the central department of Meta. The army said that among the dead was the head of finances for a FARC unit active in the area. The FARC unit involved in the…

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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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  • 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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  • Morocco's ruling Islamists win regional polls

    Morocco's Islamists came first in regional elections seen as a test of their popularity after nearly four years in power, but trailed the liberal opposition in municipal polls, results showed Saturday. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 25.6 percent of 678…

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  • More migrants on march as refugees stream into Austria

    Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria from Hungary Saturday, with another column of refugees setting out on foot as Budapest ruled out bussing any more the 175 kilometres (110 miles) to the border. Austria's interior ministry said 6,500 people had crossed the frontier since Friday night when…

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  • The Latest: Subdued demonstration in Paris backs migrants

    The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

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  • Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas in annual tradition

    KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) — Youths wearing gorilla costumes and rubber boots grunted and scampered in front of Rwanda's president on Saturday during the ceremonial naming of 24 baby mountain gorillas in the African country, where the critically endangered animals live in volcano-studded forests that are…

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  • Greek finmin sees negative or slightly positive growth in second half

    Greece may have negative or slightly positive growth in the second half of 2015 and in the first half of next year, the interim Finance Minister George Chouliarakis said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday. "There will be negative or slighting positive growth rates in the second half of…

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  • Replica of most powerful nuclear bomb ever on display in Moscow

    Eight metres long and weighing 25 tonnes, a replica of the so-called Tsar Bomb, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever detonated, has gone on display for the first time in Russia, in the midst of an ongoing standoff with the West over Ukraine. Tested in 1961 by the Soviet Union, the hydrogen bomb --…

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