• On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

    KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliamentary election since the…

  • Kurdish militants kill three soldiers in southeast Turkey: army

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants killed three Turkish soldiers in Turkey's southeast on Saturday, the Turkish Armed Forces said, in a further blow to peace talks between Ankara and the insurgents. Three members of the "separatist terrorist organization", a term used by the army to describe…

  • Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said. The attack on the peacekeepers from Senegal is the latest in a string of incidents that has forced France to…

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Election 2014: Rise of independents scrambles the math

    Independents are on the rise in the 2014 election – both as candidates and voters – and in some states, the impact could be profound.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What led Jaylen Fryberg to a violent end in a high school cafeteria?

    School shootings are always stunning and tragic events, often tied to bullying or some other deep personal hurt experienced by a young man described as a "loner" and with easy access to guns. Which is what makes the latest episode of high school gun violence seem so shocking and inexplicable.

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  • 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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  • Murray edges out Ferrer to reach Valencia final

    Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Andy Murray took a huge step towards sealing his place in the ATP World Tour finals as he beat top seed David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Valencia Open final on Saturday.

  • Clashes in Jerusalem but flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed

    Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed. Relatives of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the Palestinian driver who ploughed into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday, killing an…

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  • Berisha's hat trick gives Victory win in A-League

    SYDNEY (AP) — Albania striker Besart Berisha scored a hat trick to outshine Spanish star David Villa as the Melbourne Victory beat Melbourne City 5-2 in the third round of Australian football's A-League.

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  • Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

    By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the…

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.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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  • Ogier leads Rally of Spain, closes in on title

    SALOU, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Ogier inched closer to his second straight rally world title, staying ahead of teammate and nearest chaser Jari-Matti Latvala to maintain his lead of the Rally of Spain on Saturday.

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  • Mosley suspended by Lions, sent home from London

    LONDON (AP) — Detroit defensive tackle C.J. Mosley was sent home from London on Saturday and suspended by the Lions for an unspecified violation of team rules.

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  • Russia turns back clocks to permanent Winter Time

    Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular. Russia will also tinker with its time zones in order to revert to the full 11 zones…

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  • Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.

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