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  • Gulf Arabs wrest strategic Yemen island from Iran-allied group

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf PERIM ISLAND, YEMEN (Reuters) - Perim Island may be a small lump of windswept volcanic rock at the entrance to the Red Sea but its capture by Gulf Arab forces from Houthi fighters was a welcome victory for Yemen's government and its allies. Gulf Arab troops swooped in from…

  • Turkey warns Russia over airspace violation, says Moscow escalating conflict

    By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had summoned Russia's ambassador to protest the violation of its airspace by one of its warplanes and was told it was a "mistake" that would not happen again. Turkey, which has the second-largest army in NATO,…

  • Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis told a Roman Catholic meeting on family issues on Monday that the Church should not be a stuffy "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that was what God wanted. Francis urged bishops at the start of a three-week gathering,…

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership deal: What are the major sticking points?

    The United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations have agreed to a sweeping regional trade accord that would cut barriers to goods and services and set standards for 40 percent of the world’s economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership has yet to be ratified by Congress and lawmakers in the other countries…

    Christian Science Monitor56 mins ago
  • Sanders vs. Clinton: what to expect in upcoming debate

    In next week's Democratic debate, all eyes are on Sanders vs. Clinton. In this first Democratic debate, the former first lady, secretary of State, and one of the party's most experienced debaters, Hillary Clinton will take on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, her biggest rival for the Democratic…

    Christian Science Monitor57 mins ago
  • Why are Philadelphia colleges on alert today?

    “Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5,” the agency said in a statement. Recommended: Gun laws: How much do…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Home at last: missing baby Rainn found sleeping in field

    Two-year-old Rainn Peterson, who had been missing all weekend from her great-grandparents house in Ohio, was found Sunday evening alive and well, sleeping in a nearby field. A volunteer who was riding around in the field on his four-wheeler found her, telling 911 on the phone, "I found baby Rainn…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Croatia to hold parliamentary elections on Nov. 8

    Croatia's president on Monday called a parliamentary election for Nov. 8, with the opposition conservatives bidding for a return to power in the European Union’s newest member following six years of recession. The Social Democrat-led ruling coalition of Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic is trailing…

    Reuters16 mins ago
  • A timeline on the search for missing cargo ship El Faro

    MIAMI (AP) — Here is a timeline on the search for the cargo ship El Faro, missing of the coast of Bahamas:

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Massive clean-up after 19 killed in French Riviera floods

    Volunteers and firefighters began the gruelling task Monday of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 19. Water gushed through the streets of Cannes, Nice and Antibes, leaving cars including Porsches and…

    AFP20 mins ago
  • 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate

    PARIS (AP) — The U.N. has released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • US stocks open higher; energy, GE are among early gainers

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks rose in early trading Monday after a gloomy U.S. jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases. Tu Youyou — the first-ever Chinese…

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • Flash floods in south of France kill at least 19 people

    By Matthias Galante NICE, France (Reuters) - Nineteen people died in flash floods on the French Riviera over the weekend, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who visited the affected zone on Sunday…

    Reuters28 mins ago
  • Injured Italy trio Castrogiovanni, Garcia, Rizzo out of RWC

    LONDON (AP) — Italy has had a triple setback by having to rule out injured props Martin Castrogiovanni and Michele Rizzo and center Gonzalo Garcia for the remainder of the Rugby World Cup.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced he will run for vice president in next year's elections.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • New Portuguese minority government brings political tension

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government.

    Associated Press29 mins ago