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  • Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighboring Syria began. Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the gunmen -…

    Reuters
  • Germany's Merkel deals blow to UK on EU migration reform: Sunday Times

    LONDON (Reuters) - German leader Angela Merkel has said she will not back restrictions on the freedom of workers to move around the European Union, potentially derailing plans of British Prime Minister David Cameron, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times quoted Merkel as saying in an interview…

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  • 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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  • NFL Week 8: Ravens look for revenge, while Eagles, Packers try to keep winning

    As the season rolls along to the half-way point, the strongest teams in their conferences have begun to separate themselves from the pack. Coming into Week 8, 18 of the 32 teams have five or more wins or five or more losses. Dallas, Denver and Indianapolis seem to be inching closer to postseason…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
  • 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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  • Cruzeiro held to 1-1 draw against Figueirense

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Defending champion Cruzeiro conceded an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Figueirense on Saturday, missing a chance to increase its Brazilian league lead.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:30 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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  • NZ Cricket tightens security around domestic T20s

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Cricket New Zealand says it will increase security around domestic Twenty20 matches in a bid to tackle corruption.

    Associated Press53 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 11:00 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
  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the…

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  • Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

    By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the…

    Reuters
  • Impact, DC United tie 1-1

    MONTREAL (AP) — Marco Di Vaio scored in the final game of his 20-year career, helping the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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  • Luis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban

    MADRID (AP) — Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid.

    Associated Press
  • Five hurt in Canada industrial explosion

    Montreal (AFP) - Five people were injured -- one seriously -- when an explosion ripped through an industrial plant in Canada on Saturday, police said.

    AFP