• Pakistan PM tries to distance himself from army as crisis drags on

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the…

  • Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared: ICRC

    By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts to find missing people, the Red Cross said. Every day nine people are reported missing in…

  • U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

    By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said it was targeting individuals and companies…

  • Army war-gamers name top 3 threats facing military in 2025 and beyond

    In its “Deep Futures” war game this year at the US Army War College, the Army looked three decades into the future, bringing together top US military officials, counterterrorism experts, and even New York City police to look at the greatest threats that the Pentagon is likely to be facing. By the…

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  • California's 'yes means yes' bill: how it addresses campus sexual assault

    California will become the first state to require colleges and universities to set a standard of “affirmative consent” for sexual activity, if a bill passed Thursday is signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The mantra for rape prevention on college campuses used to be “no means no.” But…

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  • To recline or not to recline? Airline legroom debate rages on

    The most recent incident occurred Wednesday, when Edmund Alexandre became angry that the woman sitting in front of him on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris tilted back her seat. Mr. Alexandre grew more enraged when a flight crew member attempted to calm him down, according to the…

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  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressing outrage.

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  • Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to trying to help Hezbollah

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suriname President Desi Bouterse's son pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of attempting to aid Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, and conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. Dino Bouterse, who once held a senior counter-terrorism post…

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  • Getafe beats Almeria 1-0 in league home opener

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A first-half goal by Alvaro Vazquez gave Getafe a 1-0 victory over Almeria on Friday in its first home match of the Spanish league season.

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  • California plan for water tunnels violates environmental rules, EPA says

    A California plan to bore two massive water tunnels under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hit a barrier this week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and further degrade the delta's ecosystem. The decision is the latest in…

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  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's formerly high-flying economy, once the darling of emerging markets, has fallen into recession, according to government data released Friday, as a legion of newly minted middle class citizens tightened their belts and halted a credit-driven spending spree.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups. The former British colony,…

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  • Bradley off to a good start at a great time

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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  • Colombia arrests suspected drug trafficker for major Mexico cartel

    Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel. Oscar Antonio Berrocal, 52, was detained late on Thursday after arriving in the Colombian capital Bogota on a flight from Ecuador,…

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  • Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.

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  • Budget issues delay Guam Army Guard training

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Guam Army National Guard is postponing training because of a budget shortfall.

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  • Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.

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