• Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

    By Kinda Makieh DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said on Sunday, after they destroyed two ancient temples at the central Syrian site in recent months. Maamoun…

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  • Violence intensifies in Jerusalem, West Bank, raising security concerns

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said. A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in…

  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St.…

  • Rand Paul on 2016: Why the GOP candidate says he's not going anywhere

    It’s been a tough week for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The Republican presidential candidate has spent the week explaining why his campaign still even exists, appearing on outlet after outlet to defend himself from speculation that weakening poll numbers and a cash-strapped campaign would – or should…

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  • Trump latest to recommend guns in classrooms. What do teachers say?

    “How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order?” asked NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pointing out that banks, sports events, and power plants are typically protected by armed guards. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Although gun control advocates had…

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  • Oregon town answers shooter's hate with silence

    Douglas Country Sheriff John Hanlin would not say his name: “I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act.” The Portland Oregonian newspaper has said it will use the name only when necessary. In the aftermath of tragedy, the people of Roseburg, Ore.,…

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  • Hillary on SNL: Why do we want our politicians to seem funny?

    Last night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton guest-starred in the 41st-season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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  • Parker has triple-double, US women win in Spain

    GIRONA, Spain (AP) — Candace Parker had a triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team open its European tour with a 94-52 victory over Uni Girona on Sunday night.

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  • Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas

    Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. There was no sighting of the El…

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  • South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall; seven dead

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour flooded the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least seven deaths in the Carolinas. The storm had dumped more than 18 inches (45 cm) of rain in parts…

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  • Bruins sign backup G Gustavsson to 1-year, $700,000 contract

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins signed backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year, $700,000 deal Sunday.

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  • The Latest: Adrian Peterson finally breaks loose

    The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

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  • Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 114 people as the smell of rotting bodies spread across the enormous mound of earth and rescuers reported the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water, suggesting…

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 p.m. GMT

    MADRID (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday promised a full and transparent investigation into whether a U.S. aircraft providing support for American and Afghan commandos was responsible for the explosions that destroyed a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing 22 people. Speaking…

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  • Portugal prime minister says ready to form new government without majority

    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Sunday he was ready to form a new government after his coalition won the most votes in an election but fell short of a majority. "We will tell the president that the political force that won the most votes is ready to form government," Passos…

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  • Russia is conducting 'asymmetric warfare' in Syria: Britain's Hammond

    By William James MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Russia is engaged in "classic asymmetric warfare" in Syria by using its military clout to prop up President Bashar al-Assad while saying it is attacking Islamic State militants, Britain's foreign minister said on Sunday. Russia last week began…

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  • More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.

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  • Tuesday's lineups at the Rugby World Cup

    Tuesday's lineups at the Rugby World Cup:

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  • Two teams ought to finally earn a win in RWC Week 3

    LONDON (AP) — On Day 19 of the Rugby World Cup, two teams ought to finally walk off a pitch smiling.

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