• Germany arrrests man who may have sold guns to Paris attackers

    Prosecutors in the southern German city of Stuttgart confirmed on Friday they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arms dealing but declined to comment on a report that he may have supplied the militants in Paris with four guns. "I can confirm that a man is in custody on suspicion of…

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  • Palestinian rams car into Israelis, then shot dead: police

    A Palestinian rammed his vehicle into Israeli soldiers and wounded two at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday and was shot dead by a civilian, police and the military said. Almost-daily Palestinian stabbings, car rammings and shootings, have killed 19 Israelis…

  • Kurds should be at Saudi-held Syria opposition meet: leader

    By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds need political and military representation at a Syrian opposition conference organized by Saudi Arabia next month because they are a main partner fighting Islamic State and important to Syria's future, a Syrian Kurdish leader said. Saudi Arabia…

  • In Denver, duo forms unlikely alliance to counter gang violence

    Late on a Sunday morning, when other Denverites were at church or preparing to watch the Broncos, an entrepreneur and a former gang member huddled at a desk. When 40-something Trey Staples grinned at the thought of putting players in giant bubbles, he revealed a glimpse of the boy he was before he…

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  • Black Lives Matter protests were nonviolent, but certainly not calm

    Charles Preston wants to make one thing perfectly clear. Overnight Tuesday in Chicago and Minneapolis, there was widespread relief. Worries that protests against police might turn violent had brought a member of Congress out onto the pavement in Minneapolis and prompted a pleading press…

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  • Is Donald Trump really a 'fascist?'

    Is Donald Trump really “fascist”? It seems his recent nativist statements – including his apparent endorsement of a national registry for Muslims in the US, and support for the surveillance of mosques – have pushed Republicans who think Trump is unelectable over the edge. Recommended: What do…

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  • How Muslims are using social media to reclaim their faith

    When Marwa Balkar learned of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support of a tracking database for Muslims, she decided she would not take his remarks lying down. “When I first heard Donald Trump’s comments, I wasn’t shocked because I feel like it was something Donald Trump would…

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  • In Kenya slum pope slams rich over 'dreadful injustice' to poor

    Pope Francis lashed out at wealthy minorities who hoard resources at the expense of the poor as he visited a crowded Nairobi slum on Friday, wrapping up the first-leg of a three nation tour. The 78-year-old pontiff was given a rapturous welcome as he arrived in Kangemi, which is home to more than…

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  • Kenyan slum children offer gifts to welcome pope

    They came through the narrow and muddy streets in the rain long before dawn, intent on seeing Pope Francis as he came to their church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi. The first people arrived more than two hours before dawn, with the church of St Joseph the Worker already packed before sunlight…

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  • Top Asian News 8:14 a.m. GMT

    An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh Friday said it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh that killed one man and wounded three others. A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State – Bangladesh says that the mosque was hit by a barrage…

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  • New Zealand 173-7 after 2nd session of 1st day-night test

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand was struggling at 173-7 against Australia on Friday before dinner was served for the very first time in a cricket test, a civilized transition between tradition and progression on day one of the first day-night match in the format.

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  • Australia remembers batsman Hughes on anniversary of death

    The first anniversary of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes's death was marked with a sombre, low-key observance during the first-ever day-night Test match in Adelaide on Friday. Hughes, 25, who played 26 Tests, died from bleeding on the brain on November 27 last year after being hit on the base of…

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  • Pope in Africa calls city slums 'wounds' inflicted by inequality

    By Philip Pullella and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a Nairobi slum on Friday, calling such areas "wounds inflicted" by a wealthy and powerful elite and urging Africa's governments to do more to lift their people up from poverty. Kenya is the first stop on his Africa…

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  • Philippine website to seek tips on missing Marcos paintings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the government will launch a website next month to crowd-source tips on the whereabouts of some 200 missing art works, including paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos.

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  • Tens of thousands of students protest in Nepalese capital

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of students held hands, waved banners and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital Friday to protest against a border blockade that has caused severe shortages of fuel and an increase in food prices in the Himalayan country.

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  • Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after contest snub

    A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing on Friday, saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism. Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress crowned Miss World Canada in May, said that China was…

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  • Scott slides down Australian Open leaderboard with 73

    SYDNEY (AP) — A "flat" and tired Adam Scott shot a 2-over 73 at the Australian Open on Friday, a round that allowed him to make the cut but likely did little to help him end his 2015 victory drought.

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  • Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests

    By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia's plans to extend its gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine, 10 European governments said in a letter to the European Commission that called for a summit-level debate on the issue. A group of European…

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