• Kerry to urge ASEAN to find diplomatic ways to ease South China Sea tensions

    By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Southeast Asian nations in meetings in Laos next week to explore diplomatic ways to ease tensions with China over the South China Sea following an international court ruling denying China's claims. Kerry travels to…

  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State. Graphic television footage from…

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  • ASEAN in discord ahead of meeting with top China, U.S. diplomats

    By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said. The…

  • Stricter US gun laws: Who wants them, who doesn't?

    Americans are coming to favor stricter gun control laws in general, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press in conjunction with research group Gfk. After a spate of recent terrorist attacks and mass shootings, six out of 10 Americans say that they are concerned that they may become…

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  • Keni Harrison hurdles from Olympic trials defeat to world record

    American Keni Harrison broke the world record in the 100-meter hurdle during a race at the London Olympic stadium on Friday, a dramatic victory after disappointment at the US Olympic trials. "Not making the Olympic team I was really upset,” Ms. Harrison told USA Today. Recommended: 2012 Olympic…

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  • Why former KKK leader David Duke is returning to politics

    Former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke announced on Friday that he would run for a US Senate seat in Louisiana, pointing to the presidential campaign of Republican candidate Donald Trump as evidence that the national mood had swung in favor of policies he has long espoused. In…

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  • Why are Syrian children holding photos of Pokemon Go characters?

    The Nintendo app, which had nearly 8 million American downloads in its first week, has sparked a burst of news from privacy scares, to fatwas, to players falling off cliffs, and, now, a cry for the world not to forget about the children of Syria. The Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, an…

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  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

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  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

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  • Putin, Netanyahu discuss cooperation against Middle East terrorism -agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a phone conversation on Saturday, discussed cooperation in fighting terrorism threats in the Middle East, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying. Putin and Netanyahu agreed to continue…

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  • South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.

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  • Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

    LONDON (AP) — Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro.

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  • 15 British students injured in France bus crash near

    PARIS (AP) — French police say 15 British teenagers were injured when a bus taking them to Italy crashed into a ditch in eastern France.

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  • Farah runs fastest 5,000m this season

    London (AFP) - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000m of the year in taking victory at the London Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

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  • 15 injured in Welsh bus accident in France

    Fifteen people were injured, two of them seriously, when a bus carrying teenagers from Wales rolled over on a motorway in eastern France on Saturday, the local gendarmerie said. The two most seriously injured are both 16 and from southwestern England, said local deputy prefect Laure Lebon, adding…

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  • Froome keeps lead intact, set to secure 3rd Tour title

    MORZINE, France (AP) — Chris Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing in the Alps on Saturday and was poised to secure his third Tour de France title in four years.

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  • Froome on brink of 3rd Tour title as Izaguirre wins stage

    Britain's Chris Froome retained his lead to all but secure a third Tour de France title as Ion Izaguirre won Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage. Surrounded by four team-mates as he crossed the line in Morzine at the end of the 146.5km Alpine stage from Megeve, Froome could afford himself a…

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  • French leader to eye security all summer; Chunnel backs up

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.

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