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  • Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions
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    Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. India's foreign

  • In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia
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    In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia on Friday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state. Russia, which

  • Duterte visit to China may lead to changing alliances in East Asia
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    Duterte visit to China may lead to changing alliances in East Asia

    By Manuel Mogato and Benjamin Kang Lim MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte travels to China next month on a visit that could redraw alliances in East Asia after his incendiary comments about the United States and active courting of Washington's chief rivals. The friendly

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How Apple made it easier to hack iTunes backups with iOS 10

    Apple positioned iOS 10 as a step forward in iPhone security. But soon after the operating system debuted, researchers discovered a flaw that could allow hackers to force their way into the encrypted files created when iOS 10 devices are backed up to a desktop computer via iTunes.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Did Trump misuse $258,000 from his own charity?

    Recommended: How is money reshaping American politics? For example, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., owed the city $120,000 in unpaid fines because of a dispute over the height of the club’s flagpole. Palm Beach officials eventually told Trump they would waive the fines – if the club donated

  • Christian Science Monitor

    In former FARC zones, Colombians hope for peace but grapple over vote

    Throughout the 52 years of war between government forces and leftist rebels, this small ranching and agricultural town in central Colombia has seen it all. It was here that a small band of guerrillas in 1966 took on the name Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that would become internationally

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why Ohio’s secretary of State doesn’t want federal help on election security

    Ohio secretary of State Jon Husted says that his state’s electoral systems face no threat from hackers in this November's elections, expressing resistance to the Obama administration's possible designation of state systems as "critical infrastructure" – a move that would expand federal

  • Reuters

    Recently-emerged militant group claims attack on Egyptian prosecutor

    A recently-emerged militant group called the Hasm Movement claimed responsibility on Friday for an assassination attempt on a senior Egyptian prosecutor, saying it was in revenge for death sentences handed to thousands of convicts. The organization, which has claimed four other attacks since July, said

  • Associated Press

    Gunmen assassinate a senior intelligence official in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say that suspected militants have gunned down a senior security official in the southern city of Aden.

  • Djokovic says Grand Slams, No. 1 ranking no longer priority
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    Djokovic says Grand Slams, No. 1 ranking no longer priority

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic says Grand Slam trophies and the No. 1 ranking are no longer his priorities.

  • World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres
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    World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres

    World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among the mourners at Mount Herzl national cemetery and sat

  • Associated Press

    South African rangers kill 3 suspected poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities used a helicopter to recover the bodies of three suspected poachers who were fatally shot by rangers in a wildlife park where rhino poaching has increased in recent weeks.

  • Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children
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    Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

    NEW YORK (AP) — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness.

  • Pope in Caucasus: Let displaced Georgians return home
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    Pope in Caucasus: Let displaced Georgians return home

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Georgia on Friday and immediately backed the government's demand that Georgians displaced by a 2008 war with Russia be allowed to return home, as geopolitical issues overshadowed a visit aimed at improving ties with Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

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    Hibino reaches final in bid to retain title at Tashkent Open

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Nao Hibino is one match away from retaining her title at the Tashkent Open after beating Denisa Allertova 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday.

  • Associated Press

    Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors can overheat

    DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire.

  • Reuters

    Norway to research ways to capture carbon from industrial plants

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will research ways to capture carbon dioxide from industrial plants including a trash incinerator in Oslo as part of plans to slow global warming, the government said on Friday. It said it would invest 360 million Norwegian crowns ($45 million) in the 2017 budget

  • Hurricane Matthew grows stronger, heads toward Jamaica
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    Hurricane Matthew grows stronger, heads toward Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.

  • Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 4 soldiers
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    Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 4 soldiers

    Gunmen ambushed a military convoy in northwestern Mexico on Friday, killing four soldiers and stealing an ambulance that was carrying a wounded criminal, authorities said. Nine other people, including a rescue worker, were wounded in the pre-dawn attack in Culiacan, capital of the state of Sinaloa,

  • Police clear out Rome's 'Gloomy Street' migrant camp
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    Police clear out Rome's 'Gloomy Street' migrant camp

    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italian police on Friday cleared out the "Gloomy Street" transit camp in central Rome where thousands of migrants have slept over the past year as they made their way toward northern Europe. The Baobab center near Rome's Tiburtina train station was shut

  • Greece says Erdogan's remarks on islands 'dangerous' to relations
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    Greece says Erdogan's remarks on islands 'dangerous' to relations

    Greece on Friday accused neighboring Turkey of endangering ties between the two NATO allies by questioning the wisdom of an almost century-old treaty that established the modern boundaries between the two countries. At a speech in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the Treaty

  • The Latest: How 'Minnesota Nice?' How about 51,000 fans?
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    The Latest: How 'Minnesota Nice?' How about 51,000 fans?

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

  • Conte doesn't have magic solution for Chelsea woes
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    Conte doesn't have magic solution for Chelsea woes

    Antonio Conte admits he doesn't have an instant answer for the problems that have plagued his spluttering Chelsea team in recent weeks. Chelsea have only one clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Hull, when they will again be without injured

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    4 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the drug-plagued northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said Friday that four soldiers have been killed in an attack on an army convoy.

  • The Latest: Activists: Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 12
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    The Latest: Activists: Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 12

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):