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30 October 2016

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  • Venezuela's Maduro meets opposition at Vatican-led talks
    Reuters
    Venezuela’s Maduro meets opposition at Vatican-led talks

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Andreina Aponte CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s unpopular socialist leader Nicolas Maduro shook hands with opposition leaders at Vatican-convened talks on Sunday, but his wary foes threatened to boycott further meetings if some demands were not quickly met. The irate opposition

    New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse but no deaths reported
    Reuters
    New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse but no deaths reported

    By Isla Binnie NORCIA, Italy (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, which measured 6.6 according to the U.S.

  • Reuters
    Iraqi police battle suicide bombers, get glimpse of life under IS

    Nearby policemen fired AK-47 assault rifles in the air to mark their victory in Shura, one of dozens of villages captured as Iraqi forces press on with an offensive toward the nearby city of Mosul, the militants’ main stronghold in the country. “I shot two of the suicide bombers,” said

  • Christian Science Monitor
    Is the Confederate flag constitutionally protected? Not at this high school

    Indiana high school students that wore Confederate flags as capes to class last week have renewed a debate over the extent to which the speech of public school students is protected by the First Amendment. The principal of Bloomington High School North, about an hour from Indianapolis, says that the

  • Christian Science Monitor
    Australian bill would ban refugees who arrived by sea from ever visiting

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has introduced a new anti-immigration bill aimed at stemming the tide of refugees being smuggled into the country by boat. If passed, the law would impose even tighter restrictions on any asylum-seeker who arrives by sea, which is already prohibited by Australian

  • Christian Science Monitor
    Bill Cosby’s lawyers say he is blind. Can he stand trial?

    Bill Cosby’s legal team has filed a motion arguing that the actor’s vision impairment may render him unable to defend himself against accusations of sexual assault and unfit to stand trial. While the decades-old allegations have shed light on a nationwide lack of sexual assault reporting, particularly

  • Christian Science Monitor
    Praise for Panama’s shift to honest business

    For decades, Panama was one of the few places where people around the world could hide money owed to their country’s tax collector. Panama has not received much praise for its prodigal-son moment. German Chancellor Angela Merkel commended it for “very swiftly” adopting newly established standards for

  • Turkish police detain editor of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper: media
    Reuters
    Turkish police detain editor of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper: media

    Turkish police on Monday detained the editor-in-chief of the opposition secularist Cumhuriyet newspaper and said homes of the paper’s executives and writers were being searched, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media reported. Prosecutors have issued detention warrants for a total of 13 executives

  • British banker's defense cites sexual disorder in HK double murder trial
    Reuters
    British banker’s defense cites sexual disorder in HK double murder trial

    British investment banker Rurik Jutting was a narcissistic sexual sadist trying to cover a “fragile” shell after schoolboy abuse, according to his defense case against charges of murdering two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment. Opening Jutting’s defense on Monday, lawyer Tim

  • Georgia ruling party scores landslide win in disputed polls
    AFP
    Georgia ruling party scores landslide win in disputed polls

    Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has scored a landslide win in disputed parliamentary polls, according to official results released on Monday, prompting the main opposition to allege fraud. “Georgian Dream won in all but two of 50 single-mandate constituencies” where a second round

  • Associated Press
    The reformer pope heads to Sweden to mark Luther’s reforms

    LUND, Sweden (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to secular Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the faith against Martin Luther’s “heretical” reforms five centuries ago.

  • Overseas raiders poised for Melbourne Cup success
    AFP
    Overseas raiders poised for Melbourne Cup success

    Godolphin stayers Hartnell and Oceanographer head a strong international challenge in the two-mile (3,200-metre) Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday, with just one Australian-bred runner in the field. Ten international horses will contest the 155-year-old ‘race that stops a nation’ with Caulfield

  • Associated Press
    Top Asian News 5:55 a.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indians wake Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi’s worst season for air pollution begins — with dire consequences. A new report from UNICEF says about a third of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing toxic air live in northern

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
    Associated Press
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

    Five Filipino sailors returned home last week after being held captive by Somali pirates for more than four years. The five were among 26 released sailors who had been held since the pirates seized them and their Taiwanese-owned fishing vessel in March 2012. International mediators said the release &

  • Associated Press
    Cargo plane carrying 4 missing in Indonesia’s remote east

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A cargo plane carrying four people was reported missing in a remote, mountainous area of Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province, an official said Monday.

  • Macri's 'zero poverty' promise a distant goal for Argentina
    Associated Press
    Macri’s ‘zero poverty’ promise a distant goal for Argentina

    Norma Colque threw open the rusting metal-grill door at her soup kitchen and dozens of hungry children waving plastic containers rushed past their parents to the head of the line. “There’s food for …

  • Talks begin between Venezuela's government and opposition
    Associated Press
    Talks begin between Venezuela’s government and opposition

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Members of Venezuela’s opposition sat down with the government for talks aimed at defusing the nation’s political crisis as embattled President Nicolas Maduro seeks to fend off a campaign seeking his removal.

  • Associated Press
    Top Asian News 3:30 a.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aerial surveillance showed Chinese coast guard ships were still guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, but they did not harass and stop Filipinos from fishing there for the first time in years, the Philippine defense secretary said Sunday. The fishermen

  • Turkey detains Diyarbakir mayors on 'terrorism' links
    AFP
    Turkey detains Diyarbakir mayors on ‘terrorism’ links

    A Turkish court has ordered the detention of the two mayors of Diyarbakir, the largest city in the predominantly Kurdish southeast of the country, accusing them of “terrorist” activities linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, jointly elected

  • Cape Town's gay mosque provides rare haven
    AFP
    Cape Town’s gay mosque provides rare haven

    Friday prayers at the People’s Mosque in Cape Town looks like any other around the Islamic world, except in this South African city the imam is openly gay and the teaching promotes homosexual rights. It is a stance that provokes outrage from many Muslims, but Muhsin Hendricks has built up a small

  • Thousands mourn Morocco fishmonger crushed in rubbish truck
    AFP
    Thousands mourn Morocco fishmonger crushed in rubbish truck

    Thousands of Moroccans attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, with authorities vowing to punish those responsible. Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed to death on Friday in the truck in the northern city of

  • Some of Venezuela's opposition begin talks with president
    Associated Press
    Some of Venezuela’s opposition begin talks with president

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some members of Venezuela’s divided opposition began talks with the government Sunday night as part of a Vatican-led attempt to defuse the country’s political crisis ahead of another big street protest to call for the removal of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Brazil shifts right, evangelical elected Rio mayor
    AFP
    Brazil shifts right, evangelical elected Rio mayor

    An evangelical mega-church bishop who once branded Catholics demons was elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro, in nationwide municipal elections confirming Brazil’s shift to the right. This was the second round of balloting for city halls in Latin America’s biggest country and confirmed the trend

  • Venezuela government, opposition begin crisis talks
    AFP
    Venezuela government, opposition begin crisis talks

    Talks have opened between Venezuela’s embattled socialist government and opposition leaders in a landmark gathering aimed at defusing an increasingly tense political crisis. Among those on hand for the Vatican-backed talks held on the outskirts of Caracas were President Nicolas Maduro and members

  • Scuffles as I.Coast votes on divisive constitution
    AFP
    Scuffles as I.Coast votes on divisive constitution

    Ivorians voted Sunday to determine the fate of constitutional changes the president says will help end years of unrest but which have alarmed the opposition, with scuffles erupting at dozens of polling stations. “The results… show that the project and President Alassane Ouattara (have) been rejected

  • Pro-Russia candidate ahead in Moldova election
    AFP
    Pro-Russia candidate ahead in Moldova election

    A pro-Russia candidate came out top in Moldova’s presidential election, according to incomplete results issued early Monday which left it unclear whether he could beat his pro-EU rival in the first round. Ex-Soviet Moldova went to the polls Sunday in its first popular presidential election since

  • Hamilton beats Rosberg in Mexico, keeps F1 title bid alive
    AFP
    Hamilton beats Rosberg in Mexico, keeps F1 title bid alive

    Defending champion Lewis Hamilton kept alive his title defence with a controlled victory ahead of championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a stormy Mexican Grand Prix. This saw four-time champion Sebastian Vettel lose his temper during a tempestuous exchange following a clash with

  • Now for a major, says Japan's golf sensation Matsuyama
    AFP
    Now for a major, says Japan’s golf sensation Matsuyama

    Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama set his sights firmly on winning a major after destroying a world-class field to become the first Asian to win a World Golf Championship at the weekend. Matsuyama finished on 23 under par to win by seven shots — the biggest margin in the history of the event dubbed “

  • Associated Press
    Tom Pernice Jr. wins PGA Tour Champion playoff opener

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. won the first playoff event in PGA Tour Champions history, beating Colin Montgomerie by a stroke Sunday at Sherwood in the PowerShares QQQ Championship.

  • Pro-Russian candidate to face second round in Moldova presidential vote
    Reuters
    Pro-Russian candidate to face second round in Moldova presidential vote

    By Alexander Tanas CHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldova’s presidential election will go to a second round, preliminary results showed early on Monday, after a pro-Russian socialist candidate fell short of winning sufficient support to achieve all-out victory. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, preliminary

  • Drivers question why Hamilton not penalized on 1st turn
    Associated Press
    Drivers question why Hamilton not penalized on 1st turn

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix with the help of a wide turn through the grass and dirt at the first corner.

  • Ricciardo 3rd in Mexico after Vettel assessed late penalty
    Associated Press
    Ricciardo 3rd in Mexico after Vettel assessed late penalty

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has been awarded third place at the Mexican Grand Prix after race officials penalized Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for a potentially dangerous move that allowed him to keep position.

  • Restaurateur, ex-commando, paparazzo charged in Nice kidnap plot
    AFP
    Restaurateur, ex-commando, paparazzo charged in Nice kidnap plot

    France on Sunday charged an Italian restaurateur, a homeless former British special forces soldier and a one-time paparazzi photographer over the kidnapping of a French hotel magnate, a prosecutor said. Jacqueline Veyrac, 76, the millionaire owner of the Michelin-starred La Reserve restaurant in the

  • Nearly 8,000 quake victims being helped by state agency
    Associated Press
    Nearly 8,000 quake victims being helped by state agency

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake that has rocked already stricken central and southern Italy (all times local):

  • Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix in chase to catch Rosberg
    Associated Press
    Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix in chase to catch Rosberg

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is in top form and winning races again. His problem is that he’s running out of time to win another Formula One championship.

  • 300 million children breathe heavily toxic air: UNICEF
    AFP
    300 million children breathe heavily toxic air: UNICEF

    Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in seven around the globe breathes outdoor air that is at least six times dirtier than

  • Reuters
    Zimbabwe’s evicted elderly white farmers pin last hope on compensation

    By Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brian van Buuren, a white former farmer in Burma Valley, eastern Zimbabwe, couldn’t hide his anger as he recalled how he lost almost everything during the country’s controversial land reforms. After investing most of his

  • Aguero's return: Man City star back for Barcelona rematch
    Associated Press
    Aguero’s return: Man City star back for Barcelona rematch

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There’s no way Pep Guardiola will be leaving out Sergio Aguero this time.

  • One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF
    Reuters
    One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

    Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from

  • Pope heads to Sweden to commemorate Martin Luther
    Reuters
    Pope heads to Sweden to commemorate Martin Luther

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis goes to Sweden on Monday to help start commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, a trip that has won him praise from Lutherans but criticism from Catholic conservatives. Martin Luther, a German, started the Reformation

  • Powerful quake spares lives, but strikes at Italy's identity
    Associated Press
    Powerful quake spares lives, but strikes at Italy’s identity

    NORCIA, Italy (AP) — The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountainous region of small historic

  • Dutch far-right leader Wilders on trial for inciting hatred
    Reuters
    Dutch far-right leader Wilders on trial for inciting hatred

    By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch anti-Islam opposition leader Geert Wilders goes on trial on Monday for inciting hatred and discrimination, 18 months after he led a chant for fewer Moroccans in the country and called them scum during campaigning for local elections. A verdict is due in

  • FBI obtains warrant to examine Clinton emails: U.S. media
    Reuters
    FBI obtains warrant to examine Clinton emails: U.S. media

    By Mark Hosenball and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server, U.S. media reported on Sunday, as a prominent Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by

  • As Brazil veers right, evangelical bishop elected Rio mayor
    Reuters
    As Brazil veers right, evangelical bishop elected Rio mayor

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – An evangelical bishop was elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in a second round of municipal voting that cemented a rout of the leftist party and allies who dominated Brazil’s presidency and major cities for over a decade. Marcelo Crivella, a controversial

  • Evangelical bishop wins runoff election for Rio mayor
    Associated Press
    Evangelical bishop wins runoff election for Rio mayor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Known to the world for its skin-baring beach culture and exuberant Carnival parades, Rio de Janeiro overwhelmingly chose an evangelical bishop as a mayor Sunday, signaling a resurgence of conservatism in Latin America’s largest nation.

  • Warming to lithium-ion, Toyota charges up its battery options
    Reuters
    Warming to lithium-ion, Toyota charges up its battery options

    By Naomi Tajitsu and Norihiko Shirouzu TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Reuters) – Engineers at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric

  • Cody Gribble wins Sanderson Farms for 1st PGA Tour title
    Associated Press
    Cody Gribble wins Sanderson Farms for 1st PGA Tour title

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cody Gribble and his caddie talked a ton during the final nine holes of his impressive run to a Sanderson Farms Championship victory. Very little was about golf.

  • Moldova presidential election likely to head to second round
    Reuters
    Moldova presidential election likely to head to second round

    By Alexander Tanas CHISINAU (Reuters) – A presidential election in Moldova is likely to go to a second round, after voting on Sunday appeared to give a pro-Russian socialist candidate just short of sufficient support to achieve all-out victory. After counting 95 percent of votes, the central election

  • Moldova presidential election appears headed to runoff
    Associated Press
    Moldova presidential election appears headed to runoff

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s presidential election appeared to be headed toward a runoff after a pro-Russia candidate’s lead slipped to just under a majority Sunday, according to near-complete results.

  • Associated Press
    Marega scores hat trick for Guimaraes in Portuguese league

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Moussa Marega’s hat trick gave Guimaraes a 3-0 win at Rio Ave in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

  • New Italy quake sows terror, flattens historic church
    AFP
    New Italy quake sows terror, flattens historic church

    Italy’s most powerful earthquake in 36 years struck the country’s mountainous centre Sunday, panicking shell-shocked residents for the third time in two months and flattening a world famous 600-year-old basilica. Remarkably, there were no reports of anyone dying as a result of the 6.6-magnitude

  • Reuters
    Nigerian communities threaten to block crude pipeline due to oil spill

    By Anamesere Igboeroteonwu ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigerian communities affected by an oil spill in the Niger Delta hub have threatened to block access to a pipeline unless state oil producer NNPC provides a cleanup and compensation within one week, a statement said. Spills from blown-up or faulty

  • Associated Press
    M’Poku gets his 1st goal for Panathinaikos in win vs Iraklis

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos kept the pressure on rival Olympiakos after grabbing two second-half goals in a five-minute span to beat last-placed Iraklis 2-0 in the Greek league on Sunday.

  • The Latest: Falcons tight end Tamme out with shoulder injury
    Associated Press
    The Latest: Falcons tight end Tamme out with shoulder injury

    The Latest on Sunday’s NFL action (all times Eastern):

  • Skorupski heroics as parent club Roma loses ground on Juve
    Associated Press
    Skorupski heroics as parent club Roma loses ground on Juve

    MILAN (AP) — Roma was thwarted time and time again by Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, who is on loan from the capital club, as it was held 0-0 on Sunday and failed to keep pace with Serie A leader Juventus.

  • McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open
    Associated Press
    McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.

  • Balotelli proves value once more as Nice beats Nantes 4-1
    Associated Press
    Balotelli proves value once more as Nice beats Nantes 4-1

    PARIS (AP) — Mario Balotelli further underlined his real value since joining Nice on a free transfer, scoring his sixth goal in five league games as the French leader thrashed Nantes 4-1 on Sunday.

  • Associated Press
    Villarreal’s unbeaten record in Spanish league ends at Eibar

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Complacency cost Villarreal its unbeaten record in the Spanish league on Sunday after it conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at Eibar.

  • Tied Bengals, Redskins both leave London feeling like losers
    Associated Press
    Tied Bengals, Redskins both leave London feeling like losers

    LONDON (AP) — The Bengals and Redskins both leave London feeling like losers after a strange shootout of a tie that satisfies nobody.

  • Niger Delta militants claim gas pipeline attack in Nigeria
    AFP
    Niger Delta militants claim gas pipeline attack in Nigeria

    Niger Delta militants on Sunday claimed an attack on a gas pipeline in protest at upcoming talks between the Nigerian government and leaders from the oil-producing south. In a statement, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate group said it would not support the talks being held by Nigerian President

  • Associated Press
    IS claims killing of Algerian police officer

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an Algerian police officer while he was reportedly dining in a restaurant.

  • Egypt marks anniversary of Sinai plane crash
    AFP
    Egypt marks anniversary of Sinai plane crash

    Egypt on Sunday commemorated the first anniversary of the Metrojet Russian airliner crash in the Sinai that killed all 224 people on board. The aviation minister and the Russian ambassador were among those who attended a ceremony in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, from which the plane took off

  • Moroccan fish vendor's death sparks protests against police
    Associated Press
    Moroccan fish vendor’s death sparks protests against police

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans staged protests across the country Sunday against police abuse after a fisherman was crushed to death in a garbage truck — an incident some are comparing to the death of a Tunisian vendor in 2010 that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.

  • El Salvador arrests ex-president over graft accusations
    AFP
    El Salvador arrests ex-president over graft accusations

    Police in El Salvador arrested the country’s ex-president Elias Antonio Saca and six other suspects including three serving government officials on Sunday for alleged embezzlement and money laundering, authorities said. Saca, 51, and six other former officials from his government were detained in

  • US polls narrow as Clinton grapples with email fallout
    AFP
    US polls narrow as Clinton grapples with email fallout

    The race for the White House narrowed noticeably on Sunday as Hillary Clinton sought to shake off a renewed FBI probe of her emails and Donald Trump blitzed western states nine days ahead of the vote. An ABC News/Washington Post poll put the Democratic presidential candidate just one point ahead of

  • Violence and low turnout in Ivory Coast's constitutional referendum
    Reuters
    Violence and low turnout in Ivory Coast’s constitutional referendum

    By Joe Bavier and Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Violence erupted at around 100 polling stations in Ivory Coast on Sunday as voters decided whether to approve a new constitution that President Alassane Ouattara argues will ensure peace in the wake of years of political turmoil. Elections

  • Police in El Salvador arrest former President Tony Saca
    Associated Press
    Police in El Salvador arrest former President Tony Saca

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Former Salvadoran President Tony Saca was arrested Saturday for alleged illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering, prosecutors said.

  • Venezuela govt, mistrustful rivals plan crisis talks
    AFP
    Venezuela govt, mistrustful rivals plan crisis talks

    Venezuela’s government and opposition leaders were set to meet Sunday for Vatican-backed talks in a bid to settle the country’s deepening political crisis. It will be the first open dialogue between the sides in nearly a year of opposition efforts to drive President Nicolas Maduro from power

  • Djokovic under threat from Murray heading into Paris Masters
    Associated Press
    Djokovic under threat from Murray heading into Paris Masters

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic heads into the Paris Masters with his No. 1 ranking under serious threat from Andy Murray, and in the rare position of being second favorite.

  • Uncertain fate of Bank of England governor in Brexit era
    AFP
    Uncertain fate of Bank of England governor in Brexit era

    Media speculation was divided Sunday on the fate of the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, with competing claims as to whether he is set to announce his departure amid Brexit tensions. Media reports suggest Carney will not take up the option to stay on, with the Sunday Times newspaper saying

  • Spain crisis gives way to new battles for PM
    AFP
    Spain crisis gives way to new battles for PM

    When conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy takes control of Spain once again this week he will be faced with unprecedented opposition as he grapples with painful economic reforms and resurgent Catalan separatism. Rajoy’s nomination has been formalised by a royal decree of King Felipe VI

  • Young Calais migrants pray in 'Jungle' church before demolition
    Reuters
    Young Calais migrants pray in ‘Jungle’ church before demolition

    Dozens of young Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants gathered on Sunday at a makeshift Orthodox church in the Calais “Jungle” camp, one of the only places still standing in the area, to attend a last service before the demolition is completed. Bulldozers are flattening the sprawl of ramshackle

  • Associated Press
    Preliminary results in Moldova election show pro-Russia presidential candidate leading with just over 54 percent

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Preliminary results in Moldova election show pro-Russia presidential candidate leading with just over 54 percent.

  • Redskins' Norman blasts official's decisions after tie
    Associated Press
    Redskins’ Norman blasts official’s decisions after tie

    LONDON (AP) — Josh Norman berated field judge Brad Freeman following the Washington Redskins’ 27-27 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals, saying Freeman made a number of questionable officiating decisions during the game.

  • Georgia ruling party cruising to landslide election win
    AFP
    Georgia ruling party cruising to landslide election win

    Georgia voted in the second round of contested parliamentary polls Sunday, with the ruling Georgian Dream poised for a landslide victory, prompting opposition parties to cry foul. Led from behind the scenes by billionaire ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian Dream is running against the main

  • Associated Press
    Japanese exchange student, host die in fall at Utah canyon

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine how a 14-year-old foreign exchange student visiting Utah and the man hosting him died in an apparent fall in Provo Canyon.

  • Yemeni officials: Death toll in Saudi-led airstrike hits 58
    Associated Press
    Yemeni officials: Death toll in Saudi-led airstrike hits 58

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The death toll in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a prison complex in western Yemen has risen to 58, security officials said on Sunday.

  • Murray wins Vienna title to close on No.1 spot
    AFP
    Murray wins Vienna title to close on No.1 spot

    Andy Murray continued his march towards the world number one slot and ramped up the pressure on Novak Djokovic by winning the Vienna Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Scot swept past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in the final to earn his seventh title of the year. The Olympic and Wimbledon

  • Iraq forces say gaining ground around Mosul
    AFP
    Iraq forces say gaining ground around Mosul

    Iraqi forces said Sunday that they recaptured a series of villages surrounding jihadist-held Mosul as the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group neared its third week. Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been advancing on Mosul from the north, east

  • Murray beats Tsonga in Vienna for 3rd straight ATP title
    Associated Press
    Murray beats Tsonga in Vienna for 3rd straight ATP title

    VIENNA (AP) — Andy Murray closed in on the No. 1 ranking by winning his third straight ATP title at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.

  • Romania marks a year since deadly nightclub fire
    Associated Press
    Romania marks a year since deadly nightclub fire

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A year ago, Miluta Flueras was taking photos of a rock band at the Colectiv nightclub when he was trapped in a fire that killed 64, the worst in Romania’s modern history.

  • As crisis escalates, Venezuela's Maduro may meet opposition
    Reuters
    As crisis escalates, Venezuela’s Maduro may meet opposition

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro was expected to sit down on Sunday with members of the opposition and foreign mediators, a gesture his foes suspect is a time-wasting tactic to ease pressure on the unpopular socialist leader. The opposition

  • Five things we learned from the English Premier League
    AFP
    Five things we learned from the English Premier League

    Doubles from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan for Manchester City and by Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud of Arsenal inspired their sides to handsome wins and ensure they are neck and neck, along with Liverpool, at the top of the table. As the travelling Kop choir sung their hymns in praise of Liverpool

  • Coalition strikes on Yemen detention centre kill 60
    AFP
    Coalition strikes on Yemen detention centre kill 60

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes on rebel-held security buildings in western Yemen have killed at least 60 people, many of them inmates buried under the rubble of a detention centre. The strikes late Saturday came just hours after other coalition raids hit three residential buildings in the southwest

  • First mass in two years held in Iraq's main Christian town
    AFP
    First mass in two years held in Iraq’s main Christian town

    A handful of faithful gathered in a burnt out church Sunday for the first mass to be celebrated in two years in Qaraqosh, which was once Iraq’s main Christian town. Iraqi forces retook Qaraqosh from the Islamic State group days earlier, as part of a massive offensive to wrest back the country’

  • Georgia's governing party seeks constitutional majority
    Associated Press
    Georgia’s governing party seeks constitutional majority

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The governing party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia aimed to win a constitutional majority of parliament seats in the second round of national voting Sunday, which was marked by low turnout.

  • Romanians demonstrate a year after nightclub blaze tragedy
    AFP
    Romanians demonstrate a year after nightclub blaze tragedy

    Around 5,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Sunday, a year after a nightclub fire that killed 64 young people and triggered an unprecedented protest movement against the Romanian political class. The blaze on October 30, 2015, blamed on fireworks and corruption that allowed the club to carry

  • Associated Press
    Koeman speaks of desire to see Rooney back at Everton

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton manager Ronald Koeman has spoken again of his desire to see Wayne Rooney back at Goodison Park.

  • Fire near North Dakota pipeline protests is under investigation
    Reuters
    Fire near North Dakota pipeline protests is under investigation

    By Josh Morgan CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) – Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. Authorities

  • Hamburg forward Wood sent off as Cologne wins in Bundesliga
    Associated Press
    Hamburg forward Wood sent off as Cologne wins in Bundesliga

    BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV forward Bobby Wood was sent off Sunday in a 3-0 defeat at Cologne that left the side struggling at the bottom of the Bundesliga.

  • Associated Press
    In Israel, Rabin memorial canceled because of budget crunch

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An organizer of a rally marking the assassination of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin says the event has been canceled for the first time in 21 years for lack of funds.

  • Costa sparkles as Chelsea down Saints
    AFP
    Costa sparkles as Chelsea down Saints

    Diego Costa’s sublime strike sealed Chelsea’s 2-0 success against Southampton on Sunday as the Blues chalked up a fourth successive Premier League victory. Costa doubled Chelsea’s lead with a fine finish from 25 yards after Eden Hazard had put Antonio Conte’s side ahead early in the

  • Yemen rebels say UN peace plan 'basis for discussion'
    AFP
    Yemen rebels say UN peace plan ‘basis for discussion’

    Yemen’s Huthi rebels said Sunday that a new UN peace plan was a “basis for discussion” despite containing “fundamental flaws”. The plan to end the country’s 19-month-old war is “a basis for discussion… but contains fundamental flaws in general, in the details and the

  • Icelanders vote for stability as Pirates fall short of expectations
    Reuters
    Icelanders vote for stability as Pirates fall short of expectations

    With voters still angered by the 2008 financial crisis and the naming of several government figures in an offshore tax haven scandal this year, Icelanders looked to oust the center-right coalition in its current form. The biggest group, the Progressive Party, lost more than half its share of the vote

  • DNA sought from weapons cache found near Serb leader's home
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    DNA sought from weapons cache found near Serb leader’s home

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister said Sunday an investigation will determine whether a large cache of weapons found near his family house outside Belgrade was linked to a possible plan to attack him.

  • Mosul Today: Shiite militias say 1,000s join fight for Mosul
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    Mosul Today: Shiite militias say 1,000s join fight for Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s state-sanctioned Shiite militias said Sunday that some 5,000 fighters have joined their push to encircle the country’s second-largest city of Mosul and cut off Islamic State fighters there, as bombers killed at least 17 people in residential Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad

  • Civilian toll in fight to break Aleppo siege appals UN
    AFP
    Civilian toll in fight to break Aleppo siege appals UN

    Syria’s regime and rebels engaged in fierce fighting Sunday in Aleppo’s western edges, where 41 civilians have been killed in an opposition offensive the UN warned could amount to war crimes. The head of Aleppo University Hospital, Ibrahim Hadid, told state television that “36 people, including

  • Syria rebels keep up offensive on western Aleppo
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    Syria rebels keep up offensive on western Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian insurgents on Sunday kept up their shelling of government-controlled areas of Aleppo, killing at least seven people, including three children, state TV reported, and pushing their way with car bombs and tanks into new territory in the western part of the city. The Syrian government

  • Tharanga ends wait for second ton as Sri Lanka dominate
    AFP
    Tharanga ends wait for second ton as Sri Lanka dominate

    Ten years after scoring his maiden Test century, Upul Tharanga notched up his second as Sri Lanka continued to make all the running in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Tharanga’s first century had come against Bangladesh in March 2006, and his 110 not out on Sunday allowed

  • British swimmer aims to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes
    AFP
    British swimmer aims to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes

    As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats — and survive. Hooper is wrapping up no less than three years of preparation for an immense journey that will

  • Chelsea beats Southampton 2-0 thanks to Hazard, Costa goals
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    Chelsea beats Southampton 2-0 thanks to Hazard, Costa goals

    SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Chelsea’s prolific double act of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored in a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday, earning the team a fourth straight win to keep in touch with its title rivals.

  • Insider Q&A: Tackling Fiat Chrysler's quality issues
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    Insider Q&A: Tackling Fiat Chrysler’s quality issues

    DETROIT (AP) — Even before the days of flamboyant CEO Lee Iacocca, quality and reliability problems vexed executives at what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

  • Iceland's center-right seeks to govern as Pirates hail gains
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    Iceland’s center-right seeks to govern as Pirates hail gains

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — There was no Pirate takeover, but the upstart party managed to make waves in Iceland.

  • Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake
    Reuters
    Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake

    By Isla Binnie NORCIA, Italy (Reuters) – Sunday’s earthquake struck the medieval walled town of Norcia as nuns, monks and priests were heading to morning prayer services, giving them just enough time to flee as the walls around them plunged to the earth. Weakened by repeated powerful jolts in recent

  • Wasps Gopperth puts former team Newcastle to Premiership sword
    AFP
    Wasps Gopperth puts former team Newcastle to Premiership sword

    A sublime display by New Zealand fly-half Jimmy Gopperth propelled an out of sorts Wasps to a 31-6 defeat of his former club Newcastle in their English Premiership clash on Sunday. The 33-year-old former Leinster playmaker scored two tries in his 21 points as Wasps kept the pressure on leaders and champions

  • Iceland PM quits after Pirates advance in vote
    AFP
    Iceland PM quits after Pirates advance in vote

    Iceland was gearing up Sunday for tough horsetrading over its next government after the anti-establishment Pirate Party and its allies gained ground against the ruling centre-right in a vote triggered by the Panama Papers scandal. Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson announced his resignation after

  • Turkey fires another 10,000 civil servants in post-coup purge
    AFP
    Turkey fires another 10,000 civil servants in post-coup purge

    Turkish authorities have fired over 10,000 more civil servants, as the government presses a crackdown over the failed July coup, the official gazette said. A total of 10,131 government employees have been removed, mainly from the education, justice and health ministries, according to announcements published

  • Rajoy under pressure to ease tensions with new Spanish government
    Reuters
    Rajoy under pressure to ease tensions with new Spanish government

    By Sarah White MADRID (Reuters) – Mariano Rajoy faces the first test of a tough second term as Spanish prime minister this week, as he unveils a new cabinet that must build cross-party support to pass reforms in a fragmented and hostile parliament. The conservative leader won approval from lawmakers

  • Reuters
    Israeli author quits over sexual harassment allegations

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A prominent Israeli journalist and author quit his job on Sunday after a second woman accused him of sexual harassment, the first having been persuaded to go public by the raft of sexual assault allegations against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ari

  • In wake of Mosul offensive, a tale of two villages
    AFP
    In wake of Mosul offensive, a tale of two villages

    Tal al-Lazzagah (Iraq) (AFP) – One rose up, the other was “abducted”: as Iraqi forces launched their march on Mosul a fortnight ago, two neighbouring villages in their path experienced wildly contrasting fates. “We’re the first village to free itself from the terrorists,” said

  • Reuters
    Thousands march in Bucharest one year after nightclub fire killed 64

    By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Thousands of Romanians marched in silence through the capital Bucharest on Sunday to mark one year since a nightclub fire killed 64 people, a tragedy that led to mass protests at a culture of official graft and eventually brought down the government. More than 4,000

  • Reuters
    Former president of El Salvador arrested on corruption charges

    El Salvador’s former President Antonio Saca was arrested Saturday on corruption charges alleging misuse of public funds, the attorney general’s office said on Sunday. Saca, a businessman who ruled the small Central American national from 2004 to 2009, was detained Saturday night during the wedding

  • Egypt tourism in limbo year after Russian plane bombing
    AFP
    Egypt tourism in limbo year after Russian plane bombing

    A year after jihadists bombed a Russian plane carrying holidaymakers in Egypt, tourism shows little sign of recovery in the Arab country grappling with an economic crisis. In Khan el-Khalil, a historic bazaar in Cairo once full of tourists, a clothing store owner says he now spends his days surfing

  • Reuters
    U.N. chief urges South Africa’s Zuma to reconsider quitting ICC

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday to reconsider its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court in October next year. The International Criminal Court, which opened in July 2002 and has 124 member states, is the first legal body with permanent

  • Afghan government loses 2 percent of territory in three months: watchdog
    Reuters
    Afghan government loses 2 percent of territory in three months: watchdog

    By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Afghan government lost control or influence between May and August over two percent of the territory it controlled, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report on Sunday, a sign of the precarious security situation in the country and

  • Associated Press
    Israeli police: Palestinian driver killed after car attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian driver has rammed a car into a group of officers, injuring three before he was shot dead.

  • EU Commissioner defends Chinese 'slitty eyes' comment
    AFP
    EU Commissioner defends Chinese ‘slitty eyes’ comment

    Germany’s European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger on Sunday defended his use of the term “slitty eyes” for Chinese people which triggered outrage after they were revealed in a leaked recording of a speech to business leaders. Oettinger — the commissioner for digital economy who was last

  • Car ramming in West Bank, Palestinian attacker killed: Israel police
    AFP
    Car ramming in West Bank, Palestinian attacker killed: Israel police

    A car ramming in the occupied West Bank on Sunday lightly wounded three Israeli police officers, and the Palestinian attacker was shot dead, Israeli police said. The incident occurred

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