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  • Two security forces killed, 24 wounded in PKK attack in east Turkey

    By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two security force members were killed and 24 were wounded in a suicide bombing attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, the local governor's office said in a statement on Sunday. The attack was carried out…

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  • Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros in first new aid tranche: paper

    Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions. Athens is now in talks with the European Commission and the…

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  • Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to Aug. 29

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for the second time the verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists who have been charged with aiding a terrorist organization, a reference to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to Aug. 29. Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who…

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  • Who's paying for the 2016 campaign? So far, America’s 1 percenters

    Of the $388 million raised for presidential campaigns, the majority is being streamed to super PACs – external groups that, for five years now, have not been limited in the amount of contributions they can accept from individual donors. The numbers were revealed as many super PACs were required to…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Palestinian teenager killed while protesting toddler's death in West Bank

    Israeli officials suspect Jewish settlers are behind the firebombing of a West Bank home, which the Israeli prime minister called an "act of terrorism." According to the UN, there had been at least 120 attacks by Israeli settlers since the beginning of 2015, reports Al Jazeera. Recommended: How…

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  • Why anti-abortion group CMP was hit with a second restraining order

    A federal judge in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order Friday against an anti-abortion group, preventing its release of secretly recorded footage taken at meetings with abortion providers. This is the second restraining order aimed at Center for Medical Progress (CMP), an…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Should campus cops have the same authority as regular police officers?

    How much power should campus cops have? Being police officers shouldn’t be the role of this university. Reports show that the reach of campus cops is on the rise, with about 32,000 working in security and about half being sworn officers, permitted to carry a weapon and with full powers of arrest,…

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  • Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.

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  • Manly shocks leaders Brisbane to end tough week in NRL

    SYDNEY (AP) — Manly's players delivered a stinging rebuke to their board of directors only four days after the sacking of head coach Geoff Toovey when they crushed Brisbane 44-14 on Saturday in the 21st round of Australia's National Rugby League.

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  • Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

    SYDNEY (AP) — The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel.

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  • Malaysia seeks help to expand search for MH370 debris

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it's seeking help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was found in order to expand the search area for plane debris.

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  • Varoufakis warns Spain could 'become Greece'

    Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday. "Spaniards need to look at their own economic and social situation and based on that evaluate what their country needs,…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Saudi citizen killed by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens was killed when a house inside the kingdom was struck by fire from neighboring Yemen.

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  • UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'

    The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people on charges of seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate, prosecutors said on Sunday. Such mass trials on terrorism charges are rare in the UAE which has largely been spared the Islamic militancy that has hit…

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  • Top Asian News at 10:00 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it's seeking help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was found in order to expand the search area for plane debris. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement Sunday that the Department…

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  • More online, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

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