• Lesotho PM says army staged coup, military denies

    By Marafaele Mohloboli MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused his country's army of mounting a coup against him and said he had fled to South Africa, but the military denied seeking to oust him and said its soldiers had returned to barracks. Gunfire was…

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  • Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said. Badie had already been sentenced to death and received a life sentence in other cases,…

  • Iran nuclear talks to continue on fringes of UN assembly: Ashton

    The six global powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday. Talks aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for ending…

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  • A failed journey: Central American migrants turned back before US border

    When 5-year-old Georgina first saw her older brother and cousin descend from the bus that brought them back from Mexico, she let out a joyful scream. For them, the return of Ismael and Abraham – after just eight days en route to the United States – marked a quick and painful defeat for their…

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  • African-American men at risk, activism through social media, linguistic discourse in Pakistan, pressuring Nigerian politicians, Mexico's immigration problem

    African-American men are still at risk “Like the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager, by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in 2012, [Michael] Brown’s killing [on Aug. 9] has highlighted the risks faced by young African-American men on account of prejudice and fear...,” states…

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  • Readers Write: Michael Brown denied due process; California needs to rethink growth

    In regards to the Aug. 16 online article “How Capt. Ron Johnson changed police tactics in wake of Michael Brown shooting” ( The shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of an 18-year-old unarmed black male by a policeman is an example of a lawman doing the opposite of what is expected of a lawman:…

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  • Judge knocks down major parts of new Texas abortion law

    At issue were two provisions of a Texas law that required abortion providers to maintain the same building requirements as an ambulatory surgical center. The law, known as HB 2, also required that any abortion provider have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The judge found that both…

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  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressing outrage.

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  • Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

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  • England vs. India Scores

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Scores Saturday after England's innings in the third one-day international against India at Trent Bridge:

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  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along…

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  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 11 people south of Baghdad

    A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least 11 people and wounded 30 on Saturday in a town just south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. The attacker approached a major checkpoint at a northern entrance to the town of Yusifiya, 15 km (8 miles) from the capital,…

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  • Basketball World Cup has record 45 NBA players

    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The Basketball World Cup started Saturday with a record 45 current NBA players on the rosters of the 24 teams.

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  • Egypt court gives 8 Islamists life sentences

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison Saturday on charges of planning riots, murder and sabotage, state news agency MENA reported.

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  • Iran says new U.S. sanctions 'inconsistent' with nuclear negotiations

    Iran said on Saturday that new U.S. "These actions are inconsistent with the current process of nuclear negotiations," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in remarks quoted by the state news agency IRNA, referring to measure announced by Washington on Friday. "At a time when the…

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  • EU says could send over 1 billion euros more aid to Ukraine

    The European Union may disburse more than one billion euros in loans to Ukraine over the coming months and could consider further aid beyond that, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Saturday. In March, the EU offered an 11 billion euro ($14.45 billion) package of loans and…

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  • Suspected rebels kill Indian soldier in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected rebels clashed with Indian soldiers Saturday near the highly militarized cease-fire line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan, killing one soldier and wounding another, an Indian army officer said.

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