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  • Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users
    Reuters

    Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

    By Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate 3 million drug users and peddlers in the country. Although the administration of U.S. President

  • German government believes Trump would ravage U.S. economy: Spiegel
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    German government believes Trump would ravage U.S. economy: Spiegel

    Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the U.S. economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday. The ministry expects "shrinking gross domestic product, fewer jobs and higher unemployment," in the United

  • Reuters

    U.N. atomic agency chief says Iran sticking to nuclear deal

    Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told French daily Le Monde. Confirming the findings of a confidential report by the U.N

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For Trump, same attacks on Clinton infidelities, but US has changed

    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is suffused with nostalgia. His slogan is “Make America Great Again,” after all. Many of his supporters yearn for a return to an unspecified era of prosperity and patriotism, before what they see as today’s suffocating political correctness.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Ferry danger, learning from Israel, river reform, trial footage, election apathy

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: Word evolution, religion and business

    Before I was in high school, in the 1948-56 era, the word “gender” was only used in basic English grammar to distinguish certain pronouns that had precise meanings based on the sex of the subject at hand, such as him and her. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? When I finally got to

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why newspapers are breaking traditions for candidate endorsements

    In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice,"

  • Milner spot on as Liverpool sink Swansea
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    Milner spot on as Liverpool sink Swansea

    James Milner propelled Liverpool to second place in the Premier League as his late penalty secured a 2-1 win against Swansea City on Saturday. Milner's spot-kick sealed an impressive comeback for Jurgen Klopp's team and enabled the Reds to move to within two points of Premier League leaders

  • Somali police: Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu
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    Somali police: Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

  • Reuters

    Congo commission expects presidential vote delay to December 2018

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Saturday that he expects the presidential election, originally scheduled for this November, to be delayed until December 2018, lawmakers present at his speech said. The announcement is

  • Associated Press

    Bayern paves way for Hoeness' November return as president

    MUNICH (AP) — After serving 21 months of a 3 1/2 year-prison sentence for tax evasion, Uli Hoeness is set to return to his previous position as president of German giant Bayern Munich.

  • 2nd test: New Zealand trails India by 188, Kumar takes 5-33
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    2nd test: New Zealand trails India by 188, Kumar takes 5-33

    KOLKATA, India (AP) — Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished on 5-33 as India reduced New Zealand to 128-7 in 34 overs at stumps on Saturday to take control of the second test.

  • Spain's divided Socialists to vote in leadership battle
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    Spain's divided Socialists to vote in leadership battle

    MADRID (AP) — Rent by internal divisions, members of Spain's Socialist Party are voting Saturday to decide if they will keep or oust leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been blocking acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from building a minority government.

  • Associated Press

    Serbia to keep Kosovo police official in 30-day detention

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has ordered a senior Kosovo police official to be detained for 30 days to prevent him from fleeing after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

  • Associated Press

    Roadside bomb hits security vehicle in Egypt's Sinai, 9 hurt

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Police in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula say nine policemen have been wounded when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic State militants.

  • Guidolin's Swansea future in doubt after losing to Liverpool
    Associated Press

    Guidolin's Swansea future in doubt after losing to Liverpool

    SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Francesco Guidolin's future as Swansea manager looks bleak after Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 2:52 p.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the drug war —

  • Associated Press

    Afghan military kill 6 security forces in air strike mistake

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five Afghan soldiers and a police officer were killed in an air strike carried out by an Afghan military helicopter in western Farah province, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said Saturday.

  • Police stop Schwarzenegger riding bike in Munich station
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    Police stop Schwarzenegger riding bike in Munich station

    BERLIN (AP) — A police officer in Germany got himself an unusual souvenir after finding none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the rules at Munich's main train station.

  • Reuters

    Iran showcases new combat drone, copied from U.S. unmanned aircraft

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built drone that they said was capable of carrying bombs, state media reported on Saturday, in what appeared to be another copy of a reconnaissance U.S. drone that Iran captured five years ago. The drone, called Saegheh, or lightning, was unveiled at an

  • Local Muslims wary of Hungary's anti-migrant referendum
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    Local Muslims wary of Hungary's anti-migrant referendum

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum this weekend, which polls suggest has boosted xenophobic feelings.

  • Kumar floors New Zealand with five-wicket haul at Eden Gardens
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    Kumar floors New Zealand with five-wicket haul at Eden Gardens

    Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he was in dreamland Saturday after his debut five-wicket haul at home left New Zealand tottering at 128 for seven on day two of the second Test in Kolkata. At stumps after a rain-hit day's play at Eden Gardens, the Black Caps were still trailing India, who

  • Associated Press

    Black-clad Poles protest proposal to completely ban abortion

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, have rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.

  • Associated Press

    Ogier extends lead at Tour of Corsica

    AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) — World rally championship leader Sebastien Ogier extended his lead at the Tour of Corsica on Saturday with another dominant display in the morning session.

  • Reuters

    UAE military vessel damaged in "incident" off coast of Yemen

    A United Arab Emirates military vessel was damaged in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane off the coast of Yemen on Saturday but there were no injuries to its crew, the UAE military said. Hundreds of Emirati soldiers in a Saudi-led coalition have been fighting Yemen's Iran-allied Houthis who control