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  • No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters
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    No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades. Zimbabwean police fired

  • Hong Kong's first suspected Zika case tests negative: radio
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    Hong Kong's first suspected Zika case tests negative: radio

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's first suspected Zika patient tested negative for the virus and has been discharged from hospital, broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported on Saturday. The 38-year-old woman left hospital on Friday evening. She had been admitted after suffering symptoms

  • Bolivian miners lift roadblock after deputy minister beaten to death
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    Bolivian miners lift roadblock after deputy minister beaten to death

    By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ (Reuters) - Protesting Bolivian miners on Friday abandoned a roadblock where a day earlier they kidnapped a government deputy minister, who was later found beaten to death. President Evo Morales called for three days of national mourning and declared Friday a day of "deep

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why a compromise might be what's needed on voter ID laws

    It’s an issue that arouses the passions of both parties’ bases – especially among those who connect it most keenly with the history of voter suppression among minorities – and one of supreme importance for the health of any democracy. In Texas, where one of the nation’s most restrictive voter-ID laws

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Judge in Stanford rape case switches to civil cases, calling criticism a distraction

    Beleaguered by public criticism after his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault, Judge Aaron Persky has chosen to return to hearing only civil cases. The "Stanford rape case," as it became known, made national

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Dolphin swim ban in Hawaii: How animal ethics are changing

    Swimming with dolphins is one of the main attractions for many visitors to the Hawaiian islands, but federal officials are concerned that the close encounters – which provide jobs for many islanders – are harming the marine mammals. Recommended: Under the Sea: How much do you know about our watery

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Should trucks and buses have their own speed limits?

    The public can provide input on the speed limits, but the agencies are currently suggesting limits of 60, 65, and 68 miles per hour. Recommended: How much do you know about the auto industry's future?

  • Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return
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    Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return

    Liverpool won 4-3 at Arsenal in their opening league game, but lost 2-0 at promoted Burnley last weekend before bouncing back to beat second-tier Burton Albion 5-0 in the League Cup. Spurs drew at Everton before edging Crystal Palace last weekend and Klopp believes the two teams have evolved in similar

  • Associated Press

    OAS probe absolves Belize in shooting of Guatemalan teen

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Experts from the Organization for American States released a report Friday that indicates a Guatemalan teen killed in April near the two countries' border was shot by members of a conservation group.

  • Tunisia parliament approves new unity government
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    Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

    The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament, approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges. After a long day of debate, the country's legislature overwhelmingly approved Chahed's line

  • Minnesota sets broadest U.S. limits on chemicals blamed for bee declines
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    Minnesota sets broadest U.S. limits on chemicals blamed for bee declines

    Minnesota's governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a U.S. state on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for hurting bees, fueling concerns that farmers there will not be able to protect crops from insects. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order that requires

  • US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks
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    US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks

    Washington and Moscow made key steps towards agreeing a new ceasefire in Syria, but a final deal has not been reached, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart said after talks Friday. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments after the marathon talks at

  • Reuters

    Brazil climate pledge questioned after ethanol snub

    By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil's commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising ethanol use after the country's government this week said it planned to scrap a tax break on the biofuel. Brazil pledged under the 2015 Paris

  • Reuters

    U.S., Russia fail to reach breakthrough deal on cooperation in Syria

    By Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria but said they had a few "narrow" issues to resolve before an agreement could be

  • Associated Press

    Ecuadorian woman falls to death in Yellowstone canyon

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park.

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    Ike Davis to play in WBC, Larkin to manage, Hoffman to coach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Davis, Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis are among the players with major league experience who are set to play next month in a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic.

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    Malaga fights back to 2-2 at Espanyol in Spanish league

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Malaga scored in the 90th minute to complete its comeback from two goals down and draw 2-2 at Espanyol in the Spanish league on Friday.

  • Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing
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    Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales and his political opponents traded recriminations Friday over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a highway.

  • US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce
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    US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has

  • Rashford better off with Under-21's: Mourinho
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    Rashford better off with Under-21's: Mourinho

    Striker Marcus Rashford is better off in the England Under 21 side than playing second or third fiddle to Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy for the England senior team, says his club manager Manchester United's Jose Mourinho. The 18-year-old -- one of the rare successes under Mourinho's predecessor

  • Brazil police seek graft charges against ex-president Lula
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    Brazil police seek graft charges against ex-president Lula

    By Eduardo Simões and Daniel Flynn SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Federal police in Brazil urged prosecutors on Friday to bring corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa, according to police documents seen by Reuters. The investigation into the popular predecessor

  • Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention
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    Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

    A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention. ...

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    Agut, Carreno Busta reach final at Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Friday.

  • Associated Press

    UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterated its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

  • The Latest: US teen Bellis back in US Open main draw
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    The Latest: US teen Bellis back in US Open main draw

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):