• 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…

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  • Gunmen kill 13 civilians on a minibus in north Afghanistan

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed by gunmen who attacked a minibus in north Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said.     All victims belonged to the largely Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority that was persecuted by the hardline Sunni Taliban during their rule…

  • Druze gunmen kill six Syrian security personnel in south: monitor

    Druze gunmen in southern Syria killed six government security personnel during violent protests after a Druze leader and dozens of people died in two car bomb blasts overnight, a monitor said on Saturday. The two explosions late on Friday and ensuing protests killed at least 37 people in and…

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  • 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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  • Hamilton takes 7th straight pole but Ferrari is close behind

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton extended his recent stranglehold on pole position in Formula One, while Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari fans something to cheer about at their home Italian Grand Prix by qualifying second and third Saturday.

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  • Merkel says Germany can cope with refugees without raising taxes

    By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany can cope with a record influx of refugees this year without raising taxes and without jeopardizing its balanced budget, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday. With relatively liberal asylum laws and generous benefits, Germany is the European…

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  • Redmayne brings transgender pioneer's story to screen

    When transgender artist Lili Elbe, played by British actor Eddie Redmayne, utters that line in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl", it is the 1930s and she is in Germany, agreeing to become one of the first people to undergo sex change surgery. The subject of much pre-release excitement, "The King's…

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  • Giant sinkhole in Russia's Urals growing in size

    MOSCOW (AP) — A giant sinkhole that appeared in the Russian city of Solikamsk nine months ago is growing in size.

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  • Tajik police post attacked, some casualties: agencies

    An armed group attacked a police post outside Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe on Saturday, and there were losses among the officers guarding it, Russian news agencies cited a source in the country's police as saying. The attack came a day after armed clashes broke out between rebels and police…

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  • UAE hits Houthi targets in Yemen with air strikes, buries soldiers

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day after 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, mostly Emiratis, were killed in an attack on their base in central Yemen. Apart from 45…

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  • Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises, 10 Saudi troops killed

    CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi Arabian military spokesman says 10 Saudi troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen's Marib province, which also killed 45 allied troops from the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Ten Saudi soldiers killed Houthi strike on Yemen weapons store

    KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in Yemen when Houthi fighters attacked a weapons store on Friday, Saudi state-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Saturday on its Twitter account, quoting Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the spokesman of the coalition. This raises death…

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  • Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas in annual tradition

    KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda named two-dozen baby mountain gorillas in an annual ceremony Saturday that highlights the African country's efforts to protect the endangered animals, which attract large numbers of foreign tourists to the volcano-studded forests where they live.

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  • Spain police bust drug plantation set up by inmate on leave

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities who raided what is thought to be the country's largest outdoor marijuana planation didn't have far to look for the prime suspect. He was in jail.

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  • Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.

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  • Europe's cordial diplomacy breaks down over migrant crisis

    By Robin Emmott and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As European foreign ministers stepped out of their black cars for a weekend gathering in Luxembourg, the conviviality of the previous evening at the Grand Duke's reception evaporated at the news of migrants pouring out of Hungary into…

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