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  • Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, poll shows

    By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed. The poll also…

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  • Thousands march in Guatemala to pressure president to resign

    By Sofia Menchu and Enrique Pretel GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Otto Perez, who has refused to quit in the face of accusations by his attorney general that he was involved in a lucrative customs…

    Reuters
  • Iraq's PM orders easier access to streets closed by militias, factions

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered military commanders to make it easier for civilians to get into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone while improving access to streets across the country closed off by political and security factions. Militias, political parties and influential…

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  • With prep school rape case, more focus on campuses' prevention efforts

    During closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former boarding-school senior accused of raping a 15-year-old fellow student last year, prosecutors and defense attorneys painted starkly different pictures of what transpired. Whatever the outcome, the trial in Concord, N.H., has…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Middle East is running out of water. Can they adapt?

    Rising global population and decreasing usable water supplies will cause the world’s demand for water to surge in the next few decades and intensify conflict in many countries, experts warn. In the rankings by the World Resources Institute (WRI), fourteen of the 33 countries most likely to be…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Are debate rules (unfairly) hurting Carly Fiorina?

    Is Carly Fiorina being treated fairly by the Republican Party and CNN? The issue is whether the former Hewlett-Packard chief will be allowed into the main event at the next GOP primary debate, scheduled for Sept. 16 in California. In the latest CNN/ORC survey, Fiorina is now drawing about 5…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Washington state is being consumed by a 'slow-motion disaster'

    A “slow-motion disaster” is devouring Washington state. Governor Inslee expressed his gratitude to the Washington crews, as well as the 71 firefighters who have come to help from as far as Australia and New Zealand, and the closer-to-home 200 active-duty troops who were dispatched from a base in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Bomb blast kills 6 Iraqi policemen, injures 10

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.

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  • Turkish PM to present interim cabinet to Erdogan on Friday

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he would present the list of names for an interim power-sharing cabinet to President Tayyip Erdogan later on Friday. The new cabinet, expected to include at least two names from the pro-Kurdish opposition HDP, will be tasked with…

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  • Tel Aviv's 'Iranian embassy' turns out to be atomic hoax

    A billboard in central Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organisers of the eye-catching stunt have said. "Opening here soon - Embassy of Iran in Israel," proclaimed the five-storey tall hoarding emblazoned with the…

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  • Asia markets rally after strong US growth figures

    Asia stocks extended their rally on Friday, taking heart from strong US growth figures to cement a recovery after a torrid week when global markets took fright over China's gloomy economic outlook. Tokyo led the gains, with Shanghai and several other markets in tow, and oil prices zoomed higher…

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  • Nepal says will not let protests derail constitution

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government has vowed that protests in which 14 people have been killed will not derail a constitutional process that is in the final stretch, even though pressing ahead could further anger ethnic minority groups on the southern plains. In the most…

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  • The Latest: Decathlete Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

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  • More than 70 migrants dead in Austrian truck tragedy

    Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe's unrelenting migrant misery. Thirty bodies were also recovered in the Mediterranean off Libya on Thursday after yet another boat…

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  • Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control. The rival…

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  • Austrian official: Death toll of migrants in truck over 70

    VIENNA (AP) — The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on Austria's main highway to Hungary has risen to more than 70, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

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  • Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial

    Vatican City (AFP) - Former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who would have been the first high-ranking church official to go on trial on paedophile charges, died overnight, a Vatican source said Friday.

    AFP44 mins ago
  • Higher prices dent Putin's sky-high popularity: paper

    Russians' concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday. It cited a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation as showing that 72 percent of Russians would have voted for Putin in August, down…

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