• Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by ISIS

    By Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State…

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  • Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

    By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the…

  • Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

    By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave. Ashraf Ghani, a former…

  • 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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  • Why did suspended Jameis Winston suit up for game? Because he's a kid

    Parents have seen that look. They know that look. It is the look that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made when he confronted his supposedly suspended star quarterback before Saturday night's game against the Clemson Tigers.

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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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  • Hard choices await a war-weary Ukraine

    One sunny afternoon in early September, several dozen people, mostly middle-aged women, raced across Kiev’s broad Vozdukhnoflota Avenue, just in front of Ukraine’s main military headquarters, and sat down in a long hand-holding line to halt traffic. Police quickly sealed off the area, and the women…

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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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  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds.

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  • Thousands march in Moscow against Kremlin role in Ukraine strife

    Moscow (AFP) - Thousands of Russians on Sunday marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.

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  • Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    LONDON (AP) — Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.

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  • Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed six people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.

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  • Frankfurt defender Constant Djakpa tears cruciate

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt and Ivory Coast defender Constant Djakpa faces a six-month layoff after suffering a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee.

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  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan added to Dortmund's injury list

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund's injury problems have been compounded with playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out for four weeks due to a ligament tear in his right foot.

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  • US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the country's presidential election, but the commission did not release final vote figures. The commission's announcement Sunday came hours after Ghani Ahmadzai signed a power sharing…

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  • Canada finance minister says G20 near growth target, wants more from Europe

    CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - Canada's finance minister said on Saturday commitments made by G20 countries came "very close" to the target of adding an extra 2 percentage points to global economic growth and he urged European governments to increase stimulus where they could. More than 900…

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  • Hagino snatches swimming gold from Sun, Park

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The Asian Games saw its first major upset Sunday as Japan's Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming's biggest rivalries by winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China's Olympic champion Sun Yang and South Korean star Park Tae-hwan.

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  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the country's presidential election, but the commission did not release final vote figures.

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