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  • Guatemala's president quits, jailed pending hearing on corruption charges

    By Alexandra Alper and Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential…

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  • Iranian official says there are ways to free U.S. journalist: NPR

    The speaker of Iran's parliament said there were "practical ways" to free Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran who has been tried on espionage charges, and said a prisoner swap was one possible option. Ali Larijani, speaking in an interview with NPR aired on Friday, was…

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  • Greek polls show Syriza, conservatives neck-and-neck

    Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party is running neck-and-neck with its main conservative rival, New Democracy, ahead of national elections on Sept. 20, according to three polls published on Friday. Syriza's poll lead has shriveled since Tsipras resigned in August and…

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  • Why is ISIS blowing up history?

    Last May, as Islamic State (IS) fighters swept into Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage site, they promised to protect the city’s emblematic ruins, a glimpse into Roman-era history. Archaeologists, who spent years miserably watching as war and terrorism took their toll on the Middle East’s…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Abdul-Jabbar tangles with Trump: Who's got game?

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scathing response to criticisms by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has set pundits and strategists back on their heels wondering if anyone can checkmate him in the polls. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? In a hand-written…

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  • Drone crashes at US Open. Where is Washington on regulation?

    “A little bit scary, I have to say,” said Pennetta. While the drone industry is big and getting bigger, with analysts anticipating its business to surge to $8.4 billion by 2019 and nearly ten times that by 2025, legislation is comparatively limited and slow.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Thousands turn out to honor slain Texas deputy

    Thousands of mourners gathered in Houston Friday for the funeral of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot; buses offered

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after long treks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, broke away from Hungarian police on Friday and headed on foot for Western Europe. In a surprise nighttime announcement, Hungary's government said it would send buses to take them to the border…

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  • France probes latest rape accusation against soldier in CAfrica

    French judicial authorities opened a probe late Friday after a teenager in the Central African Republic accused a French soldier of rape in the latest scandal to hit foreign troops deployed there. A judicial source said an investigation had been launched into rape and misuse of authority after the…

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  • Venus Williams moves closer to possible matchup with Serena

    NEW YORK (AP) — All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena.

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  • Hungary, Romania draw 0-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary and Romania drew 0-0 Friday in a European Championship qualifier as fans clashed before the game, with police using tear gas and water cannon.

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  • Hungary lays on buses for refugees walking to Austria

    Hungary late Friday laid on buses to ferry hundreds of desperate refugees who had set off on foot for the Austrian border after being stranded for days in Budapest's main railway station. With tensions growing across a divided EU, the human cost of the refugee crisis was underlined as the father…

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  • Austria, Germany to allow migrants to enter: Austrian chancellor

    ALPBACH, Austria (Reuters) - Austria and Germany have agreed to let migrants in Hungary to cross their borders, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said on his Facebook page on Saturday. "Because of today's emergency situation on the Hungarian border, Austria and Germany agree in this case to a…

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  • Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday. The apparent ruling out of the suspect —…

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  • Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D.

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  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed…

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  • Obama says US, Saudis want inclusive government in Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran…

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