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  • Balkan route nations say to focus on achievable ways to prevent new migrant influx
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    Balkan route nations say to focus on achievable ways to prevent new migrant influx

    European countries on the route used by more than a million migrants to reach the continent last year agreed on Saturday to focus on the more easily achievable ways to prevent another influx than the big issues the EU is divided over, Austria said. Vienna has convened a summit of nations along the Balkan

  • Finns protest against racism after man assaulted at neo-Nazi rally dies
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    Finns protest against racism after man assaulted at neo-Nazi rally dies

    More than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after the death of a man assaulted during a neo-Nazi rally in the city earlier this month. Following an influx of asylum seekers last year, anti-immigration sentiment has been on the rise in the small Nordic

  • Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war
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    Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war

    By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country's new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had an "unprecedented" mandate and the world should not interfere in his crackdown on crime. Addressing the annual

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Jeremy Corbyn the Bernie Sanders of British politics?

    Jeremy Corbyn remains planted firmly at the head of Britain’s Labour Party after handing a resounding defeat to challenger Owen Smith on Saturday. With over half a million registered Labour supporters casting a ballot on the eve of the party’s conference, Mr. Corbyn won with 61.8 percent of the vote

  • Christian Science Monitor

    North Carolina's new video law: Will it bring more, or less, transparency?

    Protestors at Charlotte may see an additional hurdle in their bid for police to release the video of Keith Lamont Scott’s fatal shooting as a new law comes into effect on Oct. 1. The controversial law, signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in July, will exclude police body and dashboard cameras from

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Native Hawaiians: Is change in federal status a sign of progress?

    A change in federal policy Friday, as the Department of Interior announced that it had finalized a rule that would allow a native Hawaiian government to form a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States. The rule “provides the Native Hawaiian community with the opportunity to

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Charlotte street protests: Where the new South meets the old South

    There’s Houston and Atlanta and Jacksonville, Fla., of course, but perhaps no city epitomizes the promise of the New South more than this old Indian trading post turned global banking capital. The spires of big banks pierce the Carolina blue sky.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 10:23 p.m. GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn't matched the film hero's triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Not that he didn

  • Philippine FM says rights respected amid drug crackdown
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    Philippine FM says rights respected amid drug crackdown

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's

  • Mandzukic again off form as Juve struggles to 1-0 win
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    Mandzukic again off form as Juve struggles to 1-0 win

    MILAN (AP) — It was meant to be the match where Mario Mandzukic showed he could be more than an understudy to Gonzalo Higuain this season.

  • Gabon opposition leader rejects ruling upholding Bongo poll win
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    Gabon opposition leader rejects ruling upholding Bongo poll win

    By Edward McAllister and Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday rejected what he said was an "unjust" ruling by the Constitutional Court which upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in the Aug. 27 poll that he says was tarnished by

  • Associated Press

    Mexico says 7,800 Haitians crossed through country this year

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A total of 7,800 Haitian migrants have entered Mexico through Guatemala so far this year in a bid to reach the United States, officials said Saturday.

  • Wenger celebrates 20 years at Arsenal by beating Chelsea 3-0
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    Wenger celebrates 20 years at Arsenal by beating Chelsea 3-0

    LONDON (AP) — For once, a landmark game for Arsene Wenger wasn't spoiled by Chelsea, and this time it was Arsenal humiliating its London rival.

  • Rooney-less United wins; Wenger joy as Arsenal beats Chelsea
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    Rooney-less United wins; Wenger joy as Arsenal beats Chelsea

    LONDON (AP) — By reeling off a sixth successive English Premier League victory on Saturday, Manchester City underlined just how formidable it is under Pep Guardiola.

  • Associated Press

    Amateur boxer dies during charity event in NZ

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An amateur boxer has died after collapsing during a charity bout on Saturday according to police, who have not yet released the cause of death.

  • Syria believes it's on way to military victory
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    Syria believes it's on way to military victory

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's top diplomat told the world's nations Saturday that his country's belief in military victory is greater now because the army "is making great strides in its war against terrorism" with support from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters.

  • Johnson, Chappell tied for Tour Championship lead
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    Johnson, Chappell tied for Tour Championship lead

    ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson had a reasonable lie in the rough and only a few pine tree branches blocking his path to the 17th green. Neither seemed like a problem until he played the wrong shot, clipped the tree and wound up with a double bogey Saturday in the Tour Championship.

  • Team Europe relishes unexpected spot in World Cup semifinals
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    Team Europe relishes unexpected spot in World Cup semifinals

    TORONTO (AP) — When the World Cup of Hockey started, Team Europe was not picked as a team to beat.

  • Barcelona routs Sporting 5-0 in 1st game without Messi
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    Barcelona routs Sporting 5-0 in 1st game without Messi

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona didn't show any signs of missing Lionel Messi on Saturday, cruising past Sporting Gijon 5-0 in its first Spanish league game without the injured playmaker.

  • Mexico battling blaze aboard fuel tanker off Gulf coast
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    Mexico battling blaze aboard fuel tanker off Gulf coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company says it is working to extinguish a blaze aboard a loaded tanker ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • UK police arrest man in Pippa royal photo 'hack'
    AFP

    UK police arrest man in Pippa royal photo 'hack'

    British police said Saturday they had arrested a suspect following reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and were being touted for sale. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from Middleton&

  • Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing
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    Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

  • Reuters

    UK doctors call off strike action

    The British Medical Association (BMA) had planned a full withdrawal of labor by junior doctors on Oct. 5-7 and 10-11, Nov. 14-18 and Dec. 5-9, which would have been the longest stoppages in the nearly 70-year history of the National Health Service. Junior doctors - a term covering recent medical school

  • 'No camps in France,' vows Hollande, under rightwing pressure
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    'No camps in France,' vows Hollande, under rightwing pressure

    President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France. "There will be no camps in France," said Hollande

  • Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico
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    Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage.