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  • UK's Labour suffers setback as leader in Scotland quits

    By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's opposition Labour party in Scotland has unexpectedly quit, further unsettling the party in one of its heartlands and posing a new problem for leader Ed Miliband ahead of national elections in May next year. Johann Lamont told a newspaper…

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  • On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

    KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliamentary election since the…

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  • Protesters march against Renzi labor reforms in Rome

    ROME (Reuters) - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labor market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy. Red flags bearing the logo of Italy's largest union, the CGIL, waved over town…

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  • What led Jaylen Fryberg to a violent end in a high school cafeteria?

    School shootings are always stunning and tragic events, often tied to bullying or some other deep personal hurt experienced by a young man described as a "loner" and with easy access to guns. Which is what makes the latest episode of high school gun violence seem so shocking and inexplicable.

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  • In Tunisia, source of Arab Spring, voters focused on jobs, not jihad

    A line of new campaign posters on a wall in this western city helps explain why Tunisia is looking increasingly like the Arab world’s best hope for peace and democracy.

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  • Ukraine vote: Pro-West parties set for victory, but can they clean house?

    Amid deepening economic gloom, an unresolved civil war, and even warnings of imminent terrorist attack, Ukrainians will elect a new parliament Sunday to chart a way out of the crisis.

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  • Uruguay election: How will next president stack up against President Mujica?

    In the shadow of Sunday’s presidential election in Latin American powerhouse Brazil sits Uruguay. But while a country of just 3.4 million people, big things are afoot here, too. Voters will choose a successor to President José Mujica, who won unprecedented global admiration over his past four years…

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  • 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.

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  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 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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  • Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga crisis deepens

    BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga troubles continued Saturday with a 1-0 loss at home to Hannover, the side's fifth defeat in six league games.

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  • US-led aircraft pound IS group with 23 air strikes

    The US-led military coalition pounded the Islamic State group Friday and Saturday, with 22 air strikes in Iraq and one in Syria, the Pentagon said. Eleven of the bombings in the heavy barrage targeted IS units, buildings, positions and vehicles near the strategic Mosul Dam, US Central Command,…

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  • Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

    ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in Rome to protest Premier Matteo Renzi's plan to make it easier to fire workers.

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  • Murray beats Ferrer to reach Valencia final

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open.

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  • Iran acid attack suspects freed as lack of evidence

    Several Iranian men arrested on suspicion of committing horrific acid attacks on women have been released due to insufficient evidence, the interior minister revealed Saturday. The attacks in Isfahan, Iran's top tourist destination, have shocked the public and provoked a major protest there…

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  • Gulf states risk deficit as oil price falls: IMF head

    Oil-dependent Gulf states will face budget shortfalls if the recent decline in oil prices persists, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned Saturday. A sustained decline of $25 a barrel in the oil price would reduce the revenues of most Gulf countries by eight percent of gross…

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  • Suarez returns for Barcelona debut at Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — Luis Suarez will start in his debut for Barcelona at Real Madrid on Saturday after completing his four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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  • Recent Study Shows Joint Relief Really Works

    Clinical study concluded that natural joint supplement demonstrated a significantly significant reduction in joint issues within 5 days of treatment.

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  • Iraqi security forces retake most of town near Baghdad from Islamic State: local officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State militants, the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, senior local officials said on Saturday. Full control of the town could allow Iraqi authorities to…

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