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  • Poland awaits outcome of tight presidential election, exit poll delayed

    By Wiktor Szary and Anna Wlodarczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles voted for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but has already sounded a warning for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year…

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  • Spain's ruling PP gets worst local election result in 20 years

    By Julien Toyer and Sarah White MADRID/VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on Sunday after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals. In a test…

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  • Colombia's FARC rebels kill one in first attack since halting ceasefire

    One police officer was killed and two more were wounded in a bombing by Colombia's FARC rebels on Sunday in the first attack by the group since it called off a unilateral ceasefire during peace talks with the government. The incident took place outside the city of Tumaco in the southwestern…

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  • When fishermen rescue migrants – and nations

    By the very nature of their profession, the fishermen of Southeast Asia are often quite low in social status. With an empathy born of their humility, they have rescued hundreds of people fleeing persecution or acute poverty in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Thailand, too, has been forced to show more…

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  • Who's to blame for Islamic State advances in Iraq?

    Things are not going well in the fight against the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Iraq. Whose fault that is depends on who’s reading the evidence on the ground – most recently the takeover of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province. Speaking for the Obama administration, Defense Secretary Ashton…

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  • Cleveland seeks peace, justice in police shootings, history of excessive force

    America is being tested by a series of killings of unarmed African-Americans by white police officers, but nowhere more so than in Cleveland, Ohio. As the city responds, largely peacefully, to Saturday’s not guilty verdict in the voluntary manslaughter case of Officer Michael Brelo, it waits to…

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  • The girls in the room: women plot a Silicon Valley revolution

    In a classroom of the Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco’s Mission District, rows of seated girls in identical plaid-skirted uniforms are plotting to disrupt Silicon Valley itself. For 17-year-old Cynthia Ruiz, those plans take form as Rad Résumé, the application she is developing for…

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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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  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt:

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  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

    KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their…

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  • Player dies in second-division match in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Cristian Gomez, a player with Argentine club Atletico Parana, died on Sunday after collapsing during a second-division match.

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  • Cruzeiro draws Ponte Preta 1-1, remains winless in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time defending champion Cruzeiro was held to a 1-1 home draw against Ponte Preta on Sunday, remaining winless after three Brazilian league matches.

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  • Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

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  • Boca slumps to 3-0 playing in empty La Bombonera stadium

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors slumped to a 3-0 loss Sunday against mid-table Aldosivi, playing in their La Bombonera stadium without fans as part of a punishment for fan violence in a recent Copa Libertadores match.

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  • Conservative newcomer Duda wins Polish presidential cliffhanger

    Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda on Sunday won a surprise victory in Poland's presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending. An MEP and lawyer with a populist streak, Duda scored 53 percent support ahead…

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  • Families await 42 bodies, answers after Mexico gunfight

    Families of 42 criminal suspects killed in a gunfight with federal forces in western Mexico angrily waited at a morgue Sunday for their bodies, voicing doubts about how they died. "This was not a clash, it was a massacre," said Victor Hugo Reynoso, whose brother Luis Alberto was among those killed…

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  • Big spending Guangzhou playing for Champs League survival

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Guangzhou Evergrande has spent over $100 million since 2010 on Italian coaches like Marcello Lippi and Fabio Cannavaro and on South American talent such as Dario Conca and Ricardo Goulart, so leaving the 2015 Asian Champions League at the second round stage is certainly…

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