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  • Houthi shells kill 18 in Yemen, dengue fever spreading rapidly

    Shells fired by Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed 18 people near the southern port city of Aden early on Wednesday, local officials and witnesses said, while the United Nations warned a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly gaining pace. Yemen, which has long struggled with poverty and…

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  • Islamic State weaves web of support in Gulf Arab states

    By Angus McDowall and William Maclean KUWAIT/DUBAI (Reuters) - When a Saudi Arabian man flew to Kuwait in the early hours of Friday to carry out the country's worst militant attack, a bomb vest, Kuwaiti-style Arab robes, a place to prepare, and a car and driver to take him to his target were all…

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  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    By Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan ISMAILIA/CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the…

  • High society: Oregonians toke up legally for first time

    Oregon has officially joined the ranks of states where it's OK to smoke marijuana for recreational purposes. Driving while high, transporting marijuana out of state, and smoking in public remain illegal, although there were no immediate reports of arrests at Portland's Burnside Bridge, where…

    Christian Science Monitor50 mins ago
  • Once sidelined, Taiwan's mixed-race children find new embrace

    Taiwanese are increasingly thinking of themselves as a multi-ethnic society – a concept that is reshaping Taiwan's story of its basic identity. Recommended: Asia's troubled waters: What's going on in the South China Sea? Conservative estimates indicate that Taiwan is home to about 117,000…

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  • Same-sex marriage: Will conservative religious colleges lose tax-exempt status?

    In his dissent to last week’s epoch-changing decision that declared same-sex marriage a fundamental right, Chief Justice John Roberts worried about the implications of the majority’s rationale for religious colleges and other institutions. “Hard questions arise when people of faith exercise…

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  • Yet another black church fire frays already tender nerves

    Almost exactly twenty years after it was burned down in a hate crime, the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in the small town of Greeleyville, South Carolina, was once more caught in flames, leaving authorities to investigate and a pained African-American congregation to wonder aloud…

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  • After Hungary's fence plan, Serbia says to step up migrant controls

    Serbia will step up efforts to halt illegal immigrants crossing its border from Macedonia, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday, after Hungary announced it would erect a fence on its border with Serbia to stop the migrant flow. Hungary has registered more than 67,000 illegal…

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  • UK police investigating missing family of 12 feared in Syria

    LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria.

    Associated Press15 mins ago
  • Former Auschwitz guard asks God for forgiveness at trial

    BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz testified Wednesday he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars.

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  • China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.

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  • Kindertransport organizer Nicholas Winton dies at 106

    LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106.

    Associated Press18 mins ago
  • Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title

    CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina.

    Associated Press18 mins ago
  • US Speaker in Poland for talks on trade, security

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is leading a Congressional delegation to Poland, part of a broader U.S. attempt to strengthen economic ties and reassure an ally nervous about Russian aggression in the region.

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  • The Latest: Sharapova moves into 3rd round at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — All he did was ask to go home.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • The Latest: Tsipras vows to push on with referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):

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