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  • Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident
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    Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident

    At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said. Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer showed men digging up the body

  • Brazil's Senate begins session to vote on Rousseff's removal
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    Brazil's Senate begins session to vote on Rousseff's removal

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate opened a session on Wednesday to vote on whether to remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office for breaking budgetary rules, the culmination of an impeachment process that has paralyzed Brazilian politics for nine months. If two-thirds of the 81 Senators

  • British PM May gathers ministers to hear views on Brexit
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    British PM May gathers ministers to hear views on Brexit

    By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Wednesday they must deliver Brexit, and not entertain any idea of staying in the EU by the "back door". After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, May gathered

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why did Mexico invite Donald Trump for a visit?

    Mexico, meet Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate is taking up Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto on an offer extended to both US presidential candidates by making a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to a deliver major immigration speech in Arizona

  • Christian Science Monitor

    India's clothing guidelines for female tourists stir backlash from feminists

    In a welcome kit presented to foreign arrivals to India, female tourists "are given dos and don'ts," tourism minister Mahesh Sharma explained while discussing tourist security in the north Indian city of Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. The safety tips, introduced last year, are part of

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How Chicago’s crisis of violence compares to other US cities

    After decades of declining violence, Chicago is once again living a moment of crisis – not just of rising violence, but also a loss of public confidence in their police, and of police morale. Sixty-seven people were shot over the weekend, reported the Chicago Tribune on Monday, and 11 of the victims

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Iraq’s opportunity in the battle for Mosul

    In the next few weeks or months, the Iraqi Army is expected to fight “the mother of all battles” against Islamic State. With American support, it plans to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and IS’s main stronghold since 2014. For Iraq, however, retaking Mosul could bring a fresh start for its

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 2:15 p.m. GMT

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has a unique opportunity to end decades of ethnic rebellions in various parts of the country, leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday as she promised that her government will guarantee rebel groups equal rights and respect in historic peace talks that her government organized

  • Reuters

    Turkish minister briefed Russia on progress in Syria operation: Turkish sources

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu briefed his Russian counterpart by phone about Turkey's military operations in Syria, Turkish foreign ministry sources said on Wednesday. Cavusoglu told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that progress was being made by the Syrian opposition

  • Pakistan asks UK to take legal action against party leader
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    Pakistan asks UK to take legal action against party leader

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has requested that Britain take action against a self-exiled party leader who delivered a speech by phone last week that ignited rioting in Karachi, Pakistan's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

  • Associated Press

    Romania: 17 medics to quit hospital, citing mismanagement

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Bucharest's emergency hospital says 17 doctors resigned Wednesday from the busiest hospital in Romania's capital, complaining of bad management.

  • Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off
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    Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

    The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Lauderdale for the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular ...

  • Hastings takes 6 wickets to hold Sri Lanka to 212 in 4th ODI
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    Hastings takes 6 wickets to hold Sri Lanka to 212 in 4th ODI

    DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) — John Hastings took a career-best six wickets as Australia held Sri Lanka to a modest 212 runs in their fourth one-day international match on Wednesday.

  • Bongo victory approved by Gabon election commission: members
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    Bongo victory approved by Gabon election commission: members

    Libreville (AFP) - Gabon's election commission (Cenap) on Wednesday approved President Ali Bongo's re-election over challenger Jean Ping, several members said.

  • Japan gunman in deadly shooting 'captured' after police standoff
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    Japan gunman in deadly shooting 'captured' after police standoff

    A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others was taken into custody on Wednesday following a long and tense standoff with police, news reports said. Yasuhide Mizobata fled into an apartment building on Tuesday afternoon after firing repeatedly at officers

  • Nasri joins Sevilla on season-long loan from City
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    Nasri joins Sevilla on season-long loan from City

    French midfielder Samir Nasri has joined La Liga side Sevilla from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal, both sides confirmed on Wednesday. Nasri scored 27 goals and won two Premier League titles in five years in Manchester, but after an injury-plagued 2015/16 season, new City boss Pep Guardiola

  • Associated Press

    Israeli man seeks ouster of Palestinians from scout movement

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The son of an American-Israeli man killed in a Palestinian attack last year has asked the global scout movement to expel its Palestinian branch after local members dedicated a recent training course to one of his father's killers.

  • Associated Press

    Switzerland to implement faster asylum processing laws

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive branch on Wednesday announced plans to step up processing of asylum requests, building on a referendum result amid a growing backlog of African migrants trying to enter from Italy — many hoping to pass through to reach Germany.

  • Associated Press

    It's a girl! Giant panda birth gives Madrid Zoo 1st female

    MADRID (AP) — There's a new giant panda in Madrid, and it's the first female in the history of the Spanish capital's zoo.

  • Schalke hits transfer market as Bayern and Dortmund quiet
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    Schalke hits transfer market as Bayern and Dortmund quiet

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund making no last-minute moves, Bundesliga rival Schalke and other clubs signed new players as the transfer deadline expired Wednesday with record spending.

  • Hastings restricts Sri Lanka to 212 against Australia
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    Hastings restricts Sri Lanka to 212 against Australia

    Australian medium-pacer John Hastings took six wickets to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 212 despite a half-century from Dhananjaya de Silva in the fourth one-day international in Dambulla Wednesday. Sri Lanka, who trail the five-match series 2-1, suffered from a lack of partnerships as their innings ran

  • Israeli Jews, Muslims puzzled by French 'burkini' brouhaha
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    Israeli Jews, Muslims puzzled by French 'burkini' brouhaha

    By Luke Baker TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or "burkinis", on beaches. France's highest administrative

  • Associated Press

    Philippine leader rejects emergency power vs extremists

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected proposals Wednesday for him to declare a state of emergency on a violent southern island to more rapidly defeat Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers in his government's largest single-day combat loss so far.

  • Associated Press

    3 Olympic champions head women's 200 lineup in Zurich

    ZURICH (AP) — Get ready for "something crazy" in the women's 200 meters on Thursday in Zurich.

  • Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump
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    Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as "rapists" and criminals.