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11 August 2018

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  • Israel's Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law
    Reuters

    Israel’s Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and downgrades Arabic from an official language, saying it is necessary in order to fend off Palestinian challenges to Jewish self-determination. “The law legitimizes

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  • Reuters

    Afghan Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk security, power lines

    A delegation from the Afghan Taliban met officials in Uzbekistan during a five-day trip to the country last week to discuss issues including transport and power lines and peace in Afghanistan, the movement’s political office said. Muhammad Sohail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political

  • Turkey is a 'target of economic war', Erdogan says
    Reuters

    Turkey is a ‘target of economic war’, Erdogan says

    Speaking after U.S. President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, Erdogan described Friday’s 18 percent fall in the lira to a record low as the ‘missiles’ of an economic war waged against Turkey. Erdogan said those who plotted against Turkey in a failed coup

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Imran Khan’s priority will be fixing Pakistan’s economy, A plan for Greece after major wildfires, As the Syrian war draws to a close, a glimmer of hope, ‘Arab NATO’ should not limit its focus to Iran, Geraint Thomas’s controversial Tour de France win

    “[Pakistani Prime Minister-elect Imran] Khan cannot be faulted for any absence of zeal during the preparatory process, leading up to the polls, to go about [the] task [of fixing the economy],” writes Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury. “In his election manifesto issued early July, he entitled his aspirations

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: History of China, Middle East players, feminizing of words, small feature, big impact

    Regarding the May 17 Books review “ ‘Our Story’ offers a graphic glimpse of a China that no longer exists” (CSMonitor.com): Thank you for this article. Recommended: Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How one man left hate behind – and helped others do the same

    Christian Picciolini was recruited into America’s first skinhead group, Chicago Area Skinhead, when he was a young teenager. Picciolini is the host and narrator of a new documentary produced by Part2Pictures, “Breaking Hate,” which traces the story of how he helped a Charlottesville protester walk away

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For people of Charlottesville, a year of reckoning

    The best seats are already taken half an hour before the Charlottesville City Council is due to start. There are scattered boos and hisses when she is followed by her predecessor and fellow city councilmember Mike Signer, who stepped down after being widely criticized for his management of last year

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  • Associated Press

    Wallabies captain Hooper cleared for 1st Bledisloe test

    SYDNEY (AP) — Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been cleared to play in Saturday’s first Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand.

  • Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis
    AFP

    Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

    Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country’s security crisis. The second round is a rerun of a 2013 faceoff that Keita won by a landslide over former finance minister

  • Associated Press

    5 suspected militants in custody in Jordan after fatal clash

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian official says five suspected militants are in custody after opening fire and setting off explosions that killed three members of the security forces and collapsed a multi-story building.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:55 a.m. GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua that left eight other passengers dead, rescuers said Sunday. The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter single-engine plane operated

  • Associated Press

    China expels German student who researched rights lawyers

    BEIJING (AP) — A German man has learned the hard way that practicing journalism in China, even for a class project, could lead to serious trouble.

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  • Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks
    Associated Press

    Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban’s increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant group’s political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials, Uzbek and Taliban officials said.

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  • Associated Press

    Boy only survivor of light plane crash in east Indonesia

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua that left eight other passengers dead, rescuers said Sunday.

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  • French police on Mont Blanc duty try to keep climbers in line
    AFP

    French police on Mont Blanc duty try to keep climbers in line

    Saint-Gervais les Bains (France) (AFP) – Standing outside their yellow hut on a ridge 3,200 metres (10,500 feet) above sea level, two French gendarmes peer through binoculars at a group of foreign climbers making their way across a scree-littered stretch on what has become one of the deadliest routes

  • Caspian Sea nations to sign landmark deal
    AFP

    Caspian Sea nations to sign landmark deal

    The leaders of the five states bordering the Caspian Sea meet in Kazakhstan on Sunday to sign a landmark deal on the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil and gas reserves and sturgeon. Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan are expected to agree a long-awaited convention on the legal

  • V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85
    Associated Press

    V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

    LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his

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  • The Caspian Sea: rich in oil and gas and caviar
    AFP

    The Caspian Sea: rich in oil and gas and caviar

    The leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan are meeting in the Kazakh port city of Aktau on Sunday to sign a landmark deal on the Caspian Sea. The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world. The region’s countries have long disputed whether the Caspian is

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:49 a.m. GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia say a child is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of the easternmost province of Papua that left eight other passengers dead. The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter single-engine plane operated by Dimonin Air

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  • Mali's 'Highway of Death' highlights jihadist peril
    AFP

    Mali’s ‘Highway of Death’ highlights jihadist peril

    The curt message comes over the radio, warning troops aboard the eight-vehicle UN peacekeeping convoy to check their weapons one more time and go on maximum alert. A grim sight greets the Germans as their armoured contingent approaches the village of Doro in the savannah south of Mali’s broiling

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  • Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off Okinawa
    Associated Press

    Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off Okinawa

    TOKYO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Okinawa vowed to stop the planned relocation of a U.S military base, saying they want it off the southern Japanese island entirely.

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  • Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests
    AFP

    Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests

    The final of this year’s edition of Mr Gay Europe took place on Saturday in the western city of Poznan in Poland, a conservative and devout Catholic country where many do not accept homosexuality. “I hope this will help us in our fight for the same rights as those enjoyed in the rest of Europe

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  • Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner
    Reuters

    Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner

    Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, was a 29-year-old man living in Sumner, Washington, who was born in Key West, Florida, and moved to Wasilla, Alaska, when he was 7 years old, according to a Web page he set up for a college communications class. Russell worked for Horizon Airlines, a sister

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  • GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid
    Associated Press

    GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York’s most conservative districts.

  • Aussies Scott, Day play for Lyle as they chase PGA win
    AFP

    Aussies Scott, Day play for Lyle as they chase PGA win

    Australian contenders Adam Scott and Jason Day are battling in part to win the 100th PGA Championship in tribute to fellow Aussie golfer Jarrod Lyle, who died Wednesday of leukemia. Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, fired Saturday’s low round, a five-under-par 65, to stand second on 10-under 200

  • Rejuvenated Cink back in contention at PGA Championship
    Associated Press

    Rejuvenated Cink back in contention at PGA Championship

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stewart Cink felt as if he’d traveled back in time on Saturday, playing with Tiger Woods and all that entails — the massive crowds, the raucous cheering and the mind-bending intensity.

  • Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA and goes for another major
    Associated Press

    Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA and goes for another major

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka sometimes gets ignored on television in the list of notable scores. In the gym, he gets overlooked by Dustin Johnson

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  • Reuters

    Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline halted by bomb attack

    Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA has halted pumping on its Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline because of a bomb attack, the company said on Saturday. The attack took place on Friday evening in a rural area in Saravena municipality, in Arauca province near the border with Venezuela. Ecopetrol

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  • 'Suicidal' airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport
    AFP

    ‘Suicidal’ airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

    A 29-year-old “suicidal” airport worker who commandeered an empty plane from Seattle’s main airport and took it on an hour-long flight chased by F-15 fighter jets before crashing into a small island did not commit any security violations, officials said Saturday. Horizon Air employee Richard

  • Wallabies skipper Hooper fit to face All Blacks
    AFP

    Wallabies skipper Hooper fit to face All Blacks

    Sydney (AFP) – Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was Sunday included in a trimmed-down squad for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks after being cleared to play following a hamstring injury.

  • Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final
    Associated Press

    Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

    MONTREAL (AP) — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final.

  • Great Scott! Former Masters champ back in hunt at PGA
    Associated Press

    Great Scott! Former Masters champ back in hunt at PGA

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Scott was back in contention for the first time in what seemed like an eternity when the former Masters champion began the final round of the British Open last month.

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  • Off-the-grid dream becomes nightmare in New Mexico compound
    Reuters

    Off-the-grid dream becomes nightmare in New Mexico compound

    Relatives and neighbors say things began to go downhill for Lucas Morton, 39, shortly after he arrived in this vast alpine valley about 40 miles (64 km) north of Taos in a white moving van last December. The families set up home on a 10-acre plot of land that was near to one owned by Morton, a carpenter

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  • EPL: Mendes key to Wolves, Pogba fears fine, Kane misfiring
    Associated Press

    EPL: Mendes key to Wolves, Pogba fears fine, Kane misfiring

    WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Of the Premier League newcomers, only Wolverhampton Wanderers collected a point in the opening round. So much is down to the man behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s career.

  • Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada
    Reuters

    Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada

    Police charged Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, with four counts of first degree murder, according to a statement on Saturday. The four people killed, including police officers Sara Mae Burns, 43, and Lawrence Robb Costello, 45, were shot at an apartment complex in Fredericton, capital of the province of

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  • Mali to vote in run-off election with president Keita favorite to win
    Reuters

    Mali to vote in run-off election with president Keita favorite to win

    Keita took 41 percent of the vote in last month’s first round against nearly 18 percent for Cisse, a former finance minister and the main opposition leader. The chaotic first round was a reminder that militants, some linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, have regrouped since a French intervention

  • Associated Press

    Angels’ Ohtani throws in bullpen, return to mound uncertain

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani took his next step in a possible return to pitching by throwing a light bullpen session on Saturday.

  • Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85
    AFP

    Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

    Nobel prize-winning British author V.S. Naipaul has died at the age of 85, his family announced on Saturday. “He died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour,” his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul said in a statement. Vidiadhar Surajprasad

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  • Early birthday as Tsitsipas sinks Anderson in Toronto
    AFP

    Early birthday as Tsitsipas sinks Anderson in Toronto

    Teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson on Saturday, winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) to reach the final of the Toronto Masters. The Greek, who turns 20 on Sunday, will aim for the title against either top seed Rafael Nadal or Russian Karen Khachanov after saving a match

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  • Don't forget we're the best, Guardiola tells City stars
    AFP

    Don’t forget we’re the best, Guardiola tells City stars

    Pep Guardiola insists his Manchester City players should remember their all-conquering form of last season when their title defence kicks off with a testing visit to Arsenal on Sunday. Instead, he has told his players to use their form of last year — in which they also set records for most points,

  • Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after Charlottesville
    AFP

    Trump condemns ‘all types of racism’ a year after Charlottesville

    US President Donald Trump, often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Another far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday, right outside the White House. On Saturday

  • Australia's prime minister to face internal dissent as parliament resumes
    Reuters

    Australia’s prime minister to face internal dissent as parliament resumes

    Turnbull will front a meeting of the centre-right coalition on Tuesday as parliament resumes after a six-week recess, a conference that comes amid renewed pressure on the prime minister. There is the doubt that when polled, Australians don’t really believe he is the man for the job,” said Haydon

  • Far-right German leader skeptical of Bannon's anti-EU push
    Reuters

    Far-right German leader skeptical of Bannon’s anti-EU push

    A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, to forge a wide populist alliance to undermine the European Union. “We’re not in America,” Alexander Gauland, one

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  • Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests
    Reuters

    Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests

    The demonstrations were peaceful but on Friday, riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon on a huge rally in central Bucharest. Hundreds of people including many Romanians who work in western Europe and police officers needed medical attention. Several more thousands protesting against graft

  • Israel's Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law
    Reuters

    Israel’s Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and downgrades Arabic from an official language, saying it is necessary in order to fend off Palestinian challenges to Jewish self-determination. “The law legitimizes

  • US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack
    Associated Press

    US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200.

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  • Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85: BBC
    Reuters

    Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85: BBC

    Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary awards during his career during which he wrote

  • Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros
    Associated Press

    Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros

    BERLIN (AP) — Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men’s 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday.

  • Associated Press

    3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three members of Jordan’s security forces were killed Saturday when they stormed a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives, the government spokeswoman said.

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  • Jordan says four people killed in police raid on house sheltering militants
    Reuters

    Jordan says four people killed in police raid on house sheltering militants

    Security forces stormed a building in the city of Salt where suspects behind the planting of the home-made bomb that killed one policeman on Friday were believed to be hiding. Government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat told the state news agency Petra that three suspects had been arrested so far in an

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  • Cardiff loses to Bournemouth on return to Premier League
    Associated Press

    Cardiff loses to Bournemouth on return to Premier League

    BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Cardiff made a miserable return to the Premier League on Saturday as Bournemouth beat the south Wales side 2-0 on Saturday.

  • Falcao comes off the bench to help Monaco beat Nantes 3-1
    Associated Press

    Falcao comes off the bench to help Monaco beat Nantes 3-1

    PARIS (AP) — Radamel Falcao came off the bench to score and set up another goal as Monaco opened its French league campaign with a 3-1 win at Nantes on Saturday.

  • Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill
    Associated Press

    Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Members of Israel’s Arab minority led a mass protest in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night against a contentious new law that critics say marginalizes the state’s non-Jewish citizens.

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  • 'Attacks' plot foiled on eve of crucial Mali vote
    AFP

    ‘Attacks’ plot foiled on eve of crucial Mali vote

    Mali’s security services said Saturday they had disrupted a plot to carry out “targeted attacks” in the capital Bamako on the eve of a runoff in a presidential election marred by security breaches. Sunday’s second round is likely to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of Mali

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  • Associated Press

    Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Northern Albania was struck Saturday by two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.1, damaging scores of buildings, authorities said.

  • Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone
    Associated Press

    Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

    BENI, Congo (AP) — In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Saturday.

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  • 3 members of Jordan's security forces killed in raid on 'terror' cell
    AFP

    3 members of Jordan’s security forces killed in raid on ‘terror’ cell

    Gunmen killed three members of Jordan’s security forces in a shootout Saturday during a raid on a “terrorist” cell a day after an officer died in a rare bomb blast, the government spokeswoman said. The shootout in the city of Salt, northwest of the capital Amman, came after a home-made

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  • More Lord's honors for Woakes as England dominates India
    Associated Press

    More Lord’s honors for Woakes as England dominates India

    LONDON (AP) — Allrounder Chris Woakes displayed his batting ability with a first test century as he guided England to a commanding lead over India on Day 3 of the second test at Lord’s.

  • Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured
    AFP

    Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

    Tens of thousands gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest. Police came in for criticism after they used water cannon and tear gas on Friday to disperse protesters calling

  • Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day
    Associated Press

    Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians held another anti-government protest Saturday a day after a previous demonstration turned violent, leaving 455 people in need of medical treatment.

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  • Arab Israelis rally against Jewish nation-state law
    AFP

    Arab Israelis rally against Jewish nation-state law

    Tens of thousands of Arab Israelis and their supporters chanted against “apartheid” and for “equality” on Saturday in central Tel Aviv at a rally protesting a law that declares Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. Israeli Jews also joined the demonstration, the second since

  • Canada shooter charged with four counts of homicide
    AFP

    Canada shooter charged with four counts of homicide

    The man behind a fatal shooting in an eastern Canada city has been charged with four counts of first degree murder, police said Saturday. Authorities identified the gunman as Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, who opened fire in the sleepy city of Fredericton, New Brunswick early Friday, killing four including

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  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Jordan (all times local):

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  • Correction: Britain-Friends story
    Associated Press

    Correction: Britain-Friends story

    LONDON (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about the TV show “Friends,” The Associated Press reported erroneously that it had been cancelled. “Friends” was not cancelled but was brought to an end by its producers with a final season.

  • Associated Press

    Jordan government says number of policemen killed in storming of suspected militants’ hideout has risen to 3

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan government says number of policemen killed in storming of suspected militants’ hideout has risen to 3.

  • Associated Press

    Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confirmed Saturday he has retired from Spain’s national team.

  • France fumes at proposed post-Brexit EU sea trade links
    Reuters

    France fumes at proposed post-Brexit EU sea trade links

    France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routing of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit, the government said. At the moment much of Ireland’s trade with the continent goes via Britain in trucks.

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  • Dina might! Asher-Smith storms to European sprint double
    AFP

    Dina might! Asher-Smith storms to European sprint double

    Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith won the 200m at the European athletics championships on Saturday to complete the sprint double. Olympic Games silver medallist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands was second in 22.14sec to add to her bronze in the 100m. Another Dutchwoman Jamile Samuel was third

  • Associated Press

    Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader has approved a request by the judiciary to set up special courts to punish corrupt officials.

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  • Asher-Smith wins European 200m title for sprint double
    AFP

    Asher-Smith wins European 200m title for sprint double

    Berlin (AFP) – Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith won the 200m at the European athletics championships on Saturtday to complete the sprint double.

  • EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia on women human rights arrests amid Canada row
    Reuters

    EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia on women human rights arrests amid Canada row

    The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists, saying that the detainees should be granted due process to defend themselves. Saudi Arabia has in recent months detained several women’s rights activists, some of whom had campaigned

  • Associated Press

    Egypt prosecutors order ex-monk detained over abbot death

    CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a recently defrocked monk to be detained for four days pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo, Egypt’s state news agency said.

  • Wave of strikes hits Syria's last rebel-held bastion
    Reuters

    Wave of strikes hits Syria’s last rebel-held bastion

    The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of strikes from helicopters and war planes had hit parts of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo provinces, killing at least 29 people. The three areas in northwest Syria are the last major ones still in the hands of fighters seeking to overthrow President

  • Halep romps past Barty into Montreal final
    AFP

    Halep romps past Barty into Montreal final

    World number one Simona Halep powered into the final of the WTA Canada hardcourt tournament Saturday, cruising past Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1. Halep, who will now face either US Open winner Sloane Stephens or defending champion Elina Svitolina in Sunday’s final, was in control from

  • Associated Press

    Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French TO

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that China’s state-owned petroleum corporation has taken a majority share of the country’s South Pars gas project after French oil and gas company Total announced it would pull out because renewed U.S. economic sanctions against

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  • Reuters

    Gaza fishing boats challenging Israeli blockade draw navy fire

    A group of Palestinian fishing boats that sailed off the shore of Gaza to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of the coastal enclave drew warning shots from the Israeli navy on Saturday, the boats’ organizers said. About 20 fishing boats set sail from Gaza City port toward the maritime border with

  • 25 line up for DR Congo presidency
    AFP

    25 line up for DR Congo presidency

    Three opposition heavyweights, a 92-year-old ally of an independence hero and the president’s chosen successor are among 25 candidates who have registered to run in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-awaited elections. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former interior minister named by the government

  • Iran Supreme Leader calls for action to face 'economic war': state TV
    Reuters

    Iran Supreme Leader calls for action to face ‘economic war’: state TV

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for “swift and just” legal action from new courts after the head of the judiciary said the country faced an “economic war”, state television reported. The rial currency has lost about half of its value since April under

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  • Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul
    Reuters

    Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul

    Fighting continued around Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after Taliban fighters stormed the city in a stark show of force, with at least 25 police and one journalist killed, officials said. Many telecoms masts were destroyed during heavy fighting on Friday, making it difficult to establish

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  • Ton-up Woakes Lord's it over India in second Test
    AFP

    Ton-up Woakes Lord’s it over India in second Test

    Chris Woakes continued a superb return to England duty with a maiden Test century against India at Lord’s on Saturday as the home side took a firm grip on the match. When bad light forced an early close on the third day, England were 357 for six in reply to India’s meagre first-innings 107 –

  • Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic
    Associated Press

    Pope to youth: Dream, don’t let fear make you pessimistic

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries.

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  • Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north
    AFP

    Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north

    Moroccan authorities have forcefully relocated hundreds of migrants in recent days from camps and homes in the kingdom’s north, a local official and a rights group said Saturday. “This is an operation that is part of the fight against illegal immigration,” said an official speaking on

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  • Reuters

    Banro gold mine trucks attacked in eastern Congo, two dead: army

    Militiamen in eastern Congo attacked trucks belonging to Banro Corp’s Namoya gold mine, killing two people and kidnapping four others, the army said on Saturday, in at least the third attack on mine personnel since last year. The attack was carried out by militiamen from the group Mai Mai Malaika

  • AFP

    Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north

    Moroccan authorities have forcefully relocated hundreds of migrants in recent days from camps and homes in the kingdom’s north, a local official and a rights group said Saturday. “This is an operation that is part of the fight against illegal immigration,” said an official speaking on

  • AFP

    Brazilians mourn woman seen as symbol of femicide

    Brazilians marched Saturday to mourn a female attorney allegedly thrown to her death from a fourth-floor window by her husband in an incident that drew more concern over rising violence against women. Hundreds of people attended a rally called by the lawyers’ association of Curitiba, capital of

  • Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality
    Associated Press

    Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

    BARDO, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation’s parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.

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  • Aquarius 'resumes migrant rescues off Libya'
    AFP

    Aquarius ‘resumes migrant rescues off Libya’

    Two French groups operating the rescue ship Aquarius said Saturday it was back in Libyan coastal waters for the first time since triggering a diplomatic row over migration in June. The Aquarius picked up 141 people on Friday in two separate operations, SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders said

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  • Fierce Syria bombardment kills 53 civilians: monitor
    AFP

    Fierce Syria bombardment kills 53 civilians: monitor

    At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, a war monitor said updating an earlier toll. The air strikes and barrel bombs targeted the key opposition-held province of Idlib and a rebel town in the adjacent

  • Reuters

    Former monk held on charges of killing bishop at Egyptian monastery

    Egypt’s public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, his lawyer said on Saturday, in a case that has rocked the Coptic community, the Middle East’s biggest Christian minority. The killing last month of Bishop Epiphanius, a 64-year-old

  • Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' after currency crash
    AFP

    Erdogan vows to defy US ‘threats’ after currency crash

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy US “threats” over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash. Relations between the two NATO allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a string of issues including

  • China delays mosque demolition after protest
    AFP

    China delays mosque demolition after protest

    Authorities in northern China delayed the demolition of a massive mosque on Saturday after thousands of people demonstrated to stop its destruction, local residents said, amid a nationwide government drive to tighten restrictions on religious activities. Across China, officials have sought to limit

  • Kenya crush Tunisia to set up Namibia clash for World Cup spot
    AFP

    Kenya crush Tunisia to set up Namibia clash for World Cup spot

    Kenya ran in eleven tries to crush Tunisia 67-0 in their penultimate game of the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Saturday, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown against Namibia next weekend. Debutant Willy Ambaka made a perfect transition from sevens to the traditional form of the game when

  • Sarri starts EPL life with Chelsea beating Huddersfield 3-0
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    Sarri starts EPL life with Chelsea beating Huddersfield 3-0

    HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a winning start to life as a manager in the English Premier League as Chelsea outclassed Huddersfield 3-0 on Saturday.

  • Watford beats Brighton 2-0 in EPL with Pereyra double
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    Watford beats Brighton 2-0 in EPL with Pereyra double

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Roberto Pereyra began the season with a double as Watford beat Brighton 2-0 on the opening weekend of the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants
    AFP

    Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

    The leaders of Spain and Germany agreed Saturday to push for greater EU help for countries such as Morocco, a major point of departure for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe. “Fourteen kilometres separate the coast of Spain — and therefore Europe — from those of North Africa but there

  • Fulham beaten by Palace on EPL return despite heavy spending
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    Fulham beaten by Palace on EPL return despite heavy spending

    LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace taught Fulham a painful lesson on its London rival’s return to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

  • British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood
    Associated Press

    British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

    LONDON (AP) — A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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  • New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low
    Associated Press

    New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time.

  • Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration
    Associated Press

    Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more asylum-seekers.

  • Associated Press

    Pakistan military officers to get training in Russia

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military officers will receive training in Russian Federation military institutes under a recent agreement signed by Pakistan and Russia.

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  • Stray bullet hits woman in Rio de Janeiro hospital
    AFP

    Stray bullet hits woman in Rio de Janeiro hospital

    A stray bullet in one of Rio de Janeiro’s crime-ravaged suburbs tore into a hospital Saturday and hit a woman being treated there, police said. The 61-year-old woman “was struck by a shot on Saturday morning inside a hospital in Niteroi,” the police for the state of Rio said in a statement

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  • Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry
    AFP

    Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

    A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory’s health ministry said. In all 307 Palestinians were wounded on Friday, some by tear gas, including two journalists and five

  • Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada
    Reuters

    Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada

    Police charged Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, with four counts of first degree murder, according to a statement on Saturday. The four people killed, including police officers Sara Mae Burns, 43, and Lawrence Robb Costello, 45, were shot at an apartment complex in Fredericton, capital of the province of

  • U.S. to return colonization era church bells to the Philippines
    Reuters

    U.S. to return colonization era church bells to the Philippines

    The United States will return to the Philippines church bells seized by U.S. troops as trophies during a war between the two countries more than a century ago, giving way to Manila after years of diplomatic pressure. U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has notified Congress that the department plans

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  • Reuters

    Afghan candidates linked to armed groups disqualified from parliamentary polls: IECC

    Afghanistan’s top electoral body has barred 35 candidates from running in upcoming parliamentary polls, officials said, in a move seen as a first major attempt to crack down on links between armed groups and lawmakers. The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) issued a statement with

  • "Japanese Satchmo" honored in jazz birthplace of New Orleans
    Associated Press

    “Japanese Satchmo” honored in jazz birthplace of New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trumpeter Yoshio Toyama and his wife Keiko moved to the United States 50 years ago to learn about traditional jazz in its birthplace, New Orleans. Nightclubs, churches, house parties, and jazz funerals became their classroom.

  • Flash floods kill 37 in India's tourist hotspot Kerala
    AFP

    Flash floods kill 37 in India’s tourist hotspot Kerala

    Flash floods in Kerala have killed 37 people and displaced around 36,000, Indian officials said Saturday, after heavy monsoons led to landslides and overflowing reservoirs across the southern state. Kerala, famed for its pristine palm-lined beaches and tea plantations, is battered by the monsoon every

  • Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN
    AFP

    Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN

    An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger’s southern Maradi region, which is home to the country’s economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 people, most of them children, have been affected by the outbreak which was first detected just over a month ago

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  • French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood
    Associated Press

    French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

    PARIS (AP) — A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was inundated by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children.

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  • Reuters

    German operators of French campsite hit by flash flood under investigation

    A French judge placed two German nationals accused of operating an unlicensed holiday camp in southern France under formal investigation after a flash-flood swept through the site, leaving several children injured and one man missing. A local prosecutor on Saturday said the two men faced charges of

  • US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds
    Associated Press

    US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

    MAKUHARI, Japan (AP) — Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s world softball championship.

  • Two Germans indicted in France over flooded youth campground
    AFP

    Two Germans indicted in France over flooded youth campground

    Two Germans have been charged for causing unintentional injury and endangering the lives of others after they brought a group of teenagers to an unauthorised campsite in southern France, where a man was swept away by floods, French prosecutors said on Saturday. The men, who were not named, were the

  • Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault
    Associated Press

    Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces were still battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni on Saturday, a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city.

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  • Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker's health satisfactory
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    Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker’s health satisfactory

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days.

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  • Associated Press

    Egypt officials say bombing attempt near church thwarted

    CAIRO (AP) — A man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo but failed to enter before blowing himself up, Egyptian security officials said Saturday.

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  • MotoGP champion Marquez edges Dovizioso for Austrian GP pole
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    MotoGP champion Marquez edges Dovizioso for Austrian GP pole

    SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez edged Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by 0.002 seconds in qualifying on Saturday to take pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix.

  • Associated Press

    Gunmen kill 3 police, suicide bomber wounds 6 in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gunmen killed three police in an overnight attack in northern Pakistan, and a suicide bomber wounded three Chinese engineers and three paramilitary guards in a separate incident, officials said Saturday.

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