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  • Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

    By Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators. Hong Kong has been…

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  • Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighboring Syria began. Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the gunmen -…

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  • Germany's Merkel deals blow to UK on EU migration reform: Sunday Times

    LONDON (Reuters) - German leader Angela Merkel has said she will not back restrictions on the freedom of workers to move around the European Union, potentially derailing plans of British Prime Minister David Cameron, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times quoted Merkel as saying in an interview…

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  • NFL Week 8: Ravens look for revenge, while Eagles, Packers try to keep winning

    As the season rolls along to the half-way point, the strongest teams in their conferences have begun to separate themselves from the pack. Coming into Week 8, 18 of the 32 teams have five or more wins or five or more losses. Dallas, Denver and Indianapolis seem to be inching closer to postseason…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Same-sex marriage gets another big boost from the Obama administration

    Midway through his first term, President Obama said he was "unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage." As a US Senate candidate he had declared his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman."

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Tennessee faces challenge to 'abortion destination' reputation

    Tennessee’s court-protected reputation as an uncomplicated place to get an abortion will see a major challenge on Election Day, as anti-abortion advocates vow to pull the state’s abortion rules back in line with the rest of the conservative Bible Belt.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • New York hatchet attack: Battle in a greater Islamic offensive?

    The brazen daylight hatchet attack on four New York police officers by a self-radicalized Islamic extremist is raising troubling questions about whether terror networks in the Middle East are successfully fomenting a sort of proxy offensive inside the US, using radicalized Americans.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit…

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  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit…

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  • Brazil set to vote after bruising campaign

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - After the most contentious election race since the end of military rule in 1985, Brazilians will Sunday choose their next president, weighing a decade of social progress against a yearning for economic revival.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit…

    Associated Press
  • Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria: mother

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said…

    Reuters
  • War-weary Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in election

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - War-weary Ukrainians are set to pick a pro-Western and nationalist-leaning parliament on Sunday that should give President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may inject new tension into ties with Russia. It is the first…

    Reuters
  • Cruzeiro held to 1-1 draw against Figueirense

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Defending champion Cruzeiro conceded an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Figueirense on Saturday, missing a chance to increase its Brazilian league lead.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit…

    Associated Press
  • Denmark's Olesen leads Perth International

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen shot a scrambling 5-under 67 on Saturday at Lake Karrinyup to take a three-stroke lead in the Perth International.

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