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  • China backs Putin's idea of developing Russia's Far East

    By Katya Golubkova VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth. At the Eastern Economic Forum in the…

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  • France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria: Le Monde

    PARIS (Reuters) - France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde said on its website on Saturday, quoting an unnamed "high level source". Government officials declined to comment on the report, saying…

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  • China to build monument commemorating deadly Tianjin blasts: Xinhua

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities in Tianjin will build a monument to commemorate the 160 people killed in two explosions in the northeastern port city last month, state media said on Saturday, citing local officials. Along with the monument, to be built as part of a park, there are plans for…

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  • Why is ISIS blowing up history?

    Last May, as Islamic State (IS) fighters swept into Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage site, they promised to protect the city’s emblematic ruins, a glimpse into Roman-era history. Archaeologists, who spent years miserably watching as war and terrorism took their toll on the Middle East’s…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Abdul-Jabbar tangles with Trump: Who's got game?

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scathing response to criticisms by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has set pundits and strategists back on their heels wondering if anyone can checkmate him in the polls. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? In a hand-written…

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  • Drone crashes at US Open. Where is Washington on regulation?

    “A little bit scary, I have to say,” said Pennetta. While the drone industry is big and getting bigger, with analysts anticipating its business to surge to $8.4 billion by 2019 and nearly ten times that by 2025, legislation is comparatively limited and slow.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Thousands turn out to honor slain Texas deputy

    Thousands of mourners gathered in Houston Friday for the funeral of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth.

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  • Thai police seek 10th suspect in Bangkok bombing

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they're looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

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  • Druze leader, dozens more killed by car bombs in southern Syria: monitor

    Two separate car bomb blasts killed a Druze leader and more than two dozen other people in southern Syria, a monitor said, igniting brief protests in the area. An explosion late on Friday on the outskirts of the town of Sweida killed Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, a leader of the minority Druze community…

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  • Town near damaged Japan nuclear plant lifts evacuation order

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.

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  • Migrants stream into Austria, swept west by overwhelmed Hungary

    By Krisztina Than and Karin Strohecker HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA (Reuters) - Thousands of exhausted migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to stop them as Europe’s asylum system buckled under pressure from the sheer numbers…

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  • Fremantle, Hawthorn are 1-2 in Australian Rules football

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First-place Fremantle ended the regular season with a loss while defending champion Hawthorn moved into provisional second place in the Australian Football League.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:30 a.m. GMT

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha on Saturday lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread contamination. Naraha was the first among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely…

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  • The Latest: First train carrying migrants arrives in Munich

    The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

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  • Germany expects up to 10,000 refugees on Saturday via Hungary: police

    German police said on Saturday officials were expecting up to 10,000 refugees during the day after Austria and Germany agreed with Hungary to allow migrants to cross their borders. "We don't have reliable figures yet, but we are expecting between 5,000 and 10,000 refugees today," police spokesman…

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  • Malik gets PCB contract in category A

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Allrounder Shoaib Malik is a surprise inclusion among six players awarded category A contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday.

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  • Merkel: No legal limit to asylum seekers Germany can take

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that her country won't stop anyone from seeking asylum, as thousands of migrants desperate to leave Hungary made their way westward to Germany and Austria.

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