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  • China, Cuba agree to deepen ties during PM Li's Havana visit
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    China, Cuba agree to deepen ties during PM Li's Havana visit

    Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors, Cuban state media reported. Li is the first Chinese premier to visit Cuba since

  • Yemen plans U.N. complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister
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    Yemen plans U.N. complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister

    By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yemen plans to complain to the U.N. Security Council over what it says are Iran's weapon transfers to Houthi allies fighting the internationally recognized Yemeni government, the foreign minister said on Saturday. In an interview with Reuters, Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi

  • 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

  • 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 3:56 a.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

  • Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16
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    Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

  • Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals
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    Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

    TORONTO (AP) — Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey's biggest stages.

  • Netanyahu to meet Clinton and Trump during U.S. visit: sources
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    Netanyahu to meet Clinton and Trump during U.S. visit: sources

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently visiting the United States, will separately meet U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, campaign sources and Israeli officials said. The meetings will take place a day before Clinton and

  • 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.

  • Moana's 'brown face' row leaves Disney red faced
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    Moana's 'brown face' row leaves Disney red faced

    A social media firestorm that forced Disney to withdraw a movie costume amid accusations it represented "brown face" shows Pacific islanders will no longer accept their culture being cheapened for profit, experts say. Polynesian culture has proved popular in recent years, sparking fads for

  • The Latest: Somalia says al-Shabab is defeated militarily
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    The Latest: Somalia says al-Shabab is defeated militarily

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):

  • US, European allies say Russia must save Syria truce
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    US, European allies say Russia must save Syria truce

    The allies pressed Moscow to allow unfettered humanitarian assistance, halt the Syrian regime's "indiscriminate" bombing of its own people and create the conditions necessary to resume political transition talks led by the United Nations. "The burden is on Russia to prove it is willing

  • Associated Press

    Australia wins World Amateur Team Championship by 19 strokes

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (AP) — Australia completed a runaway victory in the World Amateur Team Championship, beating England by 19 strokes Saturday and sweeping the top two individual spots.

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    2 officers injured in explosion at shop in downtown Budapest

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say that two officers on foot patrol have been injured in an explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest and been taken to a hospital.

  • Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children
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    Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children

    VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

  • 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.

  • Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short
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    Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short

    When Henrik Lundqvist carried a Swedish flag around the ice at the 2006 Turin Olympics with a gold medal dangling from his neck, he was a fresh-faced kid days shy of his 24th birthday.

  • Five Facts About the Ryder Cup
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    Five Facts About the Ryder Cup

    1. Holders Europe have won three Ryder Cups in a row, six of the past seven, eight of the past 10 and 10 of the past 15 events. The United States owns a 25-13 with two drawn edge in the overall rivalry. 2. English businessman Samuel Ryder donated the gold trophy for the event that bears his name.

  • Celtic confidence high ahead of City clash
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    Celtic confidence high ahead of City clash

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his side's confidence is high ahead of their Champions League clash against Manchester City following their thrashing of Kilmarnock. The Hoops warmed up for Wednesday's Group C match with a comprehensive 6-1 defeat of Killie in Glasgow's East End to maintain

  • MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved
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    MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

    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.

  • Associated Press

    Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days.

  • Bosnian Serbs to hold a disputed vote amid ethnic tensions
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    Bosnian Serbs to hold a disputed vote amid ethnic tensions

    By Gordana Katana SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Bosnian Serbs vote on Sunday in a referendum over a disputed national holiday, defying Bosnia's highest court and Western pressure to call off a process that risks stoking ethnic tensions in the divided Balkan country. The referendum, on whether to mark