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  • Reuters

    Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Iraqi wedding

    Islamic State has claimed a suicide bombing that killed at least 15 people and injured 16 at a wedding party near the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala late on Sunday. Five assailants including the suicide bomber attacked the celebration in Ain al-Tamr, west of Kerbala in southern Iraq, firing machine

  • U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim
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    U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim

    Iran's military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and issued a warning for it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported. "Iran's army air defense detected and warned an American drone in the eastern airspace of the country. The

  • Brazil's Rousseff says 'future of Brazil at stake' in Senate trial
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    Brazil's Rousseff says 'future of Brazil at stake' in Senate trial

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff told the Senate on Monday the future of Brazil was at stake in her impeachment trial as her conservative opponents were using trumped-up charges to oust her and roll back the social advances of the past 13 years. The leftist

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Drone pilots race to get licensed by the US government

    When the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) unveiled their new regulations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles back in June, both corporate employees and independent operators began immediately signing up to become commercially licensed drone pilots. Now more than 3,300 people have registered to take the new

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan freed

    Officials said Monday that Ms. Wilson was freed by Afghan forces in a special operation in eastern Afghanistan. Wilson, who is in her sixties, has lived and worked in Afghanistan for about 20 years. Recommended: How well do you know Afghanistan?

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is German support for migrants slowing?

    In January, 2016, Germany said that, in 2015, it had accepted more than 1 million refugees and migrants fleeing from war and poverty. Eight months later, the head of Germany’s Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said that this year he expects only a third of that number. Frank-Juergen Weise told

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is bad behavior on the rise in America’s national parks?

    The national parks may be getting older, but their visitors do not appear to be getting any wiser. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, parks around the country are struggling with how to curb vandalism, theft of resources, and other risky, rule-breaking behaviors. The rise

  • Reuters

    Brewing tropical systems threaten U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Two brewing tropical systems menaced the southeastern United States on Monday, with forecasters warning that a tropical storm could make landfall later this week on Florida's Gulf Coast. The system, still an unnamed tropical depression early on Monday, was

  • South Africa leads New Zealand by 372 runs in 2nd test
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    South Africa leads New Zealand by 372 runs in 2nd test

    CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — South Africa was 105-6 in its second innings to lead New Zealand by 372 runs in the second test at stumps Monday on an increasingly difficult batting wicket.

  • Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi
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    Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi

    Uber said Monday it has suspended its on-demand car-riding services in Abu Dhabi for "unforeseen circumstances" that media reports suggested were over a pricing dispute with the taxi regulator. The company's rival in the United Arab Emirates, Careem, also said it had suspended ride-sharing

  • Germany wants Facebook to take initiative in fight against online hate
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    Germany wants Facebook to take initiative in fight against online hate

    By Thorsten Severin BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government wants Facebook to be more proactive in monitoring and, if necessary, removing forbidden as well as offensive content from its social network platform. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere visited Facebook's offices in Berlin and said

  • The Latest: Turkey-backed Syria rebels take 10 more villages
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    The Latest: Turkey-backed Syria rebels take 10 more villages

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

  • Rousseff urges Senate to vote against 'coup'
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    Rousseff urges Senate to vote against 'coup'

    Declaring her innocence and recalling her torture by Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1970s, Rousseff warned that Latin America's biggest country was on the verge of losing its democracy. "Vote against impeachment, vote for democracy.... Do not accept a coup," the 68-year-old

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:03 p.m. GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks. Kerry, on his first

  • Associated Press

    North Korea vows to respond to UN condemnation as a 'power'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is calling a U.N. Security Council statement strongly condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and is vowing to respond "as a full-fledged military power."

  • Associated Press

    South Sudan supporter of Infantino runs in FIFA Council vote

    CAIRO (AP) — The only African voter to publicly support FIFA President Gianni Infantino's election campaign is competing for a seat on FIFA's ruling council.

  • European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast
    Associated Press

    European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

    OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA (AP) — Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers.

  • Lebanese editor fined 20,000 euros for Hariri court contempt
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    Lebanese editor fined 20,000 euros for Hariri court contempt

    A special court Monday fined the editor of a Beirut-based newspaper 20,000 euros ($22,000) for publishing secret information about witnesses in the case against the alleged killers of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri. Ibrahim al-Amin, the editor-in-chief of the Al-Akhbar newspaper, was found guilty

  • Colombia ceasefire ends half-century war with FARC
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    Colombia ceasefire ends half-century war with FARC

    Colombia on Monday began its first day of peace with the country's largest insurgency after a ceasefire between the FARC and the government went into effect, ending 52 years of warfare. The full ceasefire ordered by President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

  • Associated Press

    Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

    DETROIT (AP) — Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

  • Five key points on five decades of conflict in Colombia
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    Five key points on five decades of conflict in Colombia

    In a country covered in mountains and jungle, where the government's presence is often weak, rural poverty has played a central role. Most historians trace the conflict to the 1960s, when several leftist guerrilla groups rose up against a government they accused of subjugating peasants and the poor

  • Climate change looms large in Obama's final trip to Asia
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    Climate change looms large in Obama's final trip to Asia

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama sets out this week to meet world leaders in China and Laos during his final presidential trip to Asia, he will make an unusual stop along the way. With time running out for more action on climate change during his time in office,

  • Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat
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    Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian militants to withdraw east of the Euphrates river "immediately" or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week.

  • Associated Press

    Quintana wins grueling 10th stage to reclaim Vuelta lead

    LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain (AP) — Nairo Quintana retook the lead of the Spanish Vuelta after leaving title rivals behind on the final grueling ascent to win Monday's mountainous 10th stage.

  • Associated Press

    15 Philippine troops killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists killed 15 Philippine army soldiers in fierce fighting Monday in the country's restive south, dealing the government its largest single-day combat loss under President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered the militants to be crushed for their brutality.