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  • Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya: Italy coast guard

    ROME (Reuters) - Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 kilometers)from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday. Italian authorities sent boats to the scene and 55 people have been rescued, but survivors said there were around…

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  • U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

    By Missy Ryan and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front…

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  • Yemeni PM quits, Houthi rebels advance in Sanaa despite accord

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's prime minister submitted his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Sunday amid chaos over reported advances by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels on some military buildings and government offices in the capital. The move by Mohammed Salem…

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  • Afghanistan names new president. But where does power lie?

    Afghans went to the polls in February and June to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The result was a standoff between two rivals for the post that brought the central government to a screeching halt and raised the specter of ethnic warlords feuding for spoils. 

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  • How Omar Gonzalez made it past guns and dogs through the White House door

    When Omar Gonzalez scrambled over the iron fence, setting off electronic alarms, and bolted for the White House entrance some 70 yards away, Secret Service officers had just seconds to react.

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  • Heard at Syria's border: Life in the Islamic State is orderly, but brutal

    Three women line up at Turkey’s Kilis border gate waiting to enter Syria. They are headed home to Raqqa, a city on the Euphrates River that is a bastion of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), the Sunni jihadist group that the United States and its allies have vowed to stamp out.

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  • Crackdown in Ukraine sullies its democratic aspirations

    The rebel-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which have been granted “special status” by Ukraine’s parliament, are essentially governed by a self-appointed military junta. It remains to be seen whether local elections slated for November will improve on that picture.

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  • Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including a Sunni candidate running in the upcoming provincial elections.

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  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

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  • Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that have left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, giving no details on the content of the agreement.

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  • Tens of thousands crowd New York streets for climate march

    By Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought tens of thousands onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, with organizers predicting the biggest protest on the issue in five years. Some 100,000 people, including United…

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  • US Secretary of State Kerry meets Iran's Zarif

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif for talks expected to focus on the prospects of reaching an agreement on reducing Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions on the Tehran.

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  • Lampard turns on Chelsea, Leicester stun United

    London (AFP) - Emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea on Sunday while Manchester United gave up a 3-1 lead to slump to a shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

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  • Tens of thousands protest climate change at world rallies

    New York (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people marched in New York and across the globe on Sunday, joined by celebrities and political leaders to demand urgent action to stem climate change.

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  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a river spill from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani…

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  • Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

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  • Wolfsburg beats Leverkusen for 1st Bundesliga win

    BERLIN (AP) — Ricardo Rodriguez scored two goals and set up another as Wolfsburg defeated 10-man Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 in the Bundesliga for its first win of the season on Sunday.

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