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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

    By Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators. Hong Kong has been…

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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Same-sex marriage gets another big boost from the Obama administration

    Midway through his first term, President Obama said he was "unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage." As a US Senate candidate he had declared his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman."

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Brazil's election too close to call on eve of runoff

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday's presidential runoff vote with a slight lead in most polls over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, setting the stage for Brazil's tightest election in decades. A survey released on Saturday by polling firm Ibope…

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  • Top Asian News at 9:30 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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  • Mexico's students not the only ones missing

    A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths. Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero say they have received complaints over the…

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  • Roma held to 0-0 draw by Sampdoria in Serie A

    MILAN (AP) — Roma was held to a goalless draw at still-unbeaten Sampdoria as it missed the opportunity to move provisionally top of the Serie A table 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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  • Porto wins 5-0 at Arouca to close on Benfica

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto rolled to a 5-0 win at Arouca on Saturday to reduce Benfica's overnight lead to one point in the Portuguese league.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 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…

    Associated Press
  • Major polls show Rousseff holding lead of eve of Brazil runoff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday's presidential runoff election with a slight lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, according to two closely watched opinion polls released on Saturday. A survey by pollster Datafolha showed Rousseff with 52 percent voter…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • Factbox: Major parties in Tunisia's parliamentary election

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday for a new parliament four years after the fall of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Here are the major parties competing in the ballot: ENNAHDA - Originally founded in 1981 under the name of Islamic Tendency Movement by Rached Ghannouchi, who is still the…

    Reuters
  • Botswana ruling party leads in early vote results

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades was leading Saturday in early results from the country's election, but the opposition appeared to have made gains after capitalizing on voter discontent.

    Associated Press