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  • Colombia's FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19
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    Colombia's FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19

    Colombia's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, said in a statement on Saturday they will hold their final conference on Sept. 13-19 to ratify a peace accord with the government. The deal between the leaders of the leftist guerilla group, referred to as FARC, and the government was

  • Vatican says it has high hopes of better ties with China
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    Vatican says it has high hopes of better ties with China

    The Vatican is hopeful it can improve ties with China after decades of tension, the Roman Catholic Church's highest-ranking diplomat said on Saturday, adding that warmer relations would benefit the whole world. Beijing severed links with the Vatican in 1951 shortly after the Communist Party took

  • Yemen's exiled government welcomes U.S. plan for restart of peace talks
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    Yemen's exiled government welcomes U.S. plan for restart of peace talks

    Yemen's Saudi-backed exiled government said on Saturday it welcomed a plan agreed by the United States, Gulf Arab states and the United Nations to restart peace talks with a goal of forming a unity government. U.N.-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country on

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why this independent candidate is hoping the center can hold

    On Aug. 8, former Republican policy chief in the House and ex-CIA officer Evan McMullin announced an independent bid – typically the province of the American political spectrum’s farther ends – as a center-right alternative to GOP nominee Donald Trump. Recommended: How much do you know about the Green

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why Americans want Gary Johnson at presidential debates

    Three out of five American voters want a third-party candidate to speak during the coming presidential debates, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll – a sign that Americans want an alternative to this unusually negative presidential race. There are three presidential debates scheduled

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Donald Trump's candidacy and the rise of the 'alt-right' movement

    Dave Kerns says Hillary Clinton’s effort this week to paint Donald Trump as a bigot because of his association with members of America’s nationalist “alt-right” movement was disingenuous and unfair, mostly because the allegations assumed guilt by association. The injection of the alt-right into the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How close are the US and Russia to a ceasefire in Syria?

    "Today I can say that we achieved clarity on the path forward,” said Mr. Kerry in Geneva, where he appeared alongside his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, according to NBC. The ceasefire would be the second of the war, after a February attempt broke down amid ongoing violations from both sides

  • Klopp confident Liverpool are on right track
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    Klopp confident Liverpool are on right track

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed optimism about his team's progress despite the frustration of a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. James Milner put Liverpool ahead with a 43rd-minute penalty in Saturday's game, but the visitors could not make their superiority count

  • Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada
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    Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada

    PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens.

  • Radwanska beats Svitolina to take Connecticut Open title
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    Radwanska beats Svitolina to take Connecticut Open title

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed a dominating week at the Connecticut Open on Sunday, beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final then spraying her coaches and friends with champagne.

  • Associated Press

    Ken Roczen caps Motocross championship season with sweep

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ken Roczen completed his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship season with a 450 Class moto sweep Saturday in the Ironman National.

  • Reuters

    Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport: media

    Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey's main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. There were no casualties and no disruption to flights

  • Kroos lifts Real Madrid to win, Atletico stumbles again
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    Kroos lifts Real Madrid to win, Atletico stumbles again

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Toni Kroos' late score ensured Real Madrid won its home opener over a feisty Celta Vigo 2-1 on Saturday, while Atletico Madrid stumbled in a second straight round of the Spanish league.

  • Wallabies coach bags ref after loss to New Zealand
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    Wallabies coach bags ref after loss to New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia coach Michael Cheika launched a blistering attack on referee Romain Poite after his team lost to New Zealand 29-9 on Saturday, saying he was "bitterly disappointed" at the Frenchman's treatment of Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

  • Airport in Turkey's southeast hit by rocket fire: report
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    Airport in Turkey's southeast hit by rocket fire: report

    Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said. Dogan news agency said the attack was carried out by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has fought the Turkish state for over three

  • Jebet breaks world record to win women's 3,000 steeplechase
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    Jebet breaks world record to win women's 3,000 steeplechase

    PARIS (AP) — Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday

  • British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'
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    British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

    Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament, a report said Saturday. A source in her Downing Street office said the Daily Telegraph report was speculation but added that May was "committed to delivering on the verdict

  • At Puerto Rico parade, gold medalist Puig saw island's hope
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    At Puerto Rico parade, gold medalist Puig saw island's hope

    NEW YORK (AP) — Monica Puig gazed out at her fellow Puerto Ricans jamming the parade route, and in their eyes she saw hope.

  • Associated Press

    Busta beats Agut in Winston-Salem Open for first tour title

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the Winston-Salem Open.

  • Irishman Mallon released pending ticket scam probe - lawyer
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    Irishman Mallon released pending ticket scam probe - lawyer

    Brazilian authorities are preparing to provisionally release an Irish businessman held over an alleged ticket scam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer said Saturday. Kevin Mallon, director of British hospitality firm THG, has been held in a Rio prison since his arrest on August 5. Police said

  • Argentina beats Springboks 26-24 in Rugby Championship
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    Argentina beats Springboks 26-24 in Rugby Championship

    SALTA, Argentina (AP) — A week after letting a winning chance slip through its fingers, Argentina beat South Africa 26-24 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday to claim only its second-ever victory over the Springboks.

  • Iglesias gives Pumas first home win over Boks
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    Iglesias gives Pumas first home win over Boks

    Replacement fly-half Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias kicked a penalty two minutes from time to give Argentina a 26-24 Rugby Championship victory over South Africa in Salta Saturday. It was the first home triumph for the Pumas over the Springboks after a draw and 10 defeats since they first met in South America

  • FARC rebels to meet in September to ratify peace deal
    AFP

    FARC rebels to meet in September to ratify peace deal

    FARC rebel leaders will convene in mid-September to ratify the historic peace agreement signed with the Colombian government this week, the guerrilla group announced Saturday. The September 13-19 conference of 200 FARC delegates -- including 29 members of its central committee -- will be open to 50

  • Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks
    Associated Press

    Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to gather one final time in mid-September to ratify a peace accord reached this week with government negotiators and map out the group's political strategy without weapons.

  • South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game
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    South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series.