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  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
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    More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    By Iona Serrapica and Miran Jelenek AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town estimated that

  • U.S. condemns move of Venezuela ex-mayor to prison from house arrest
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    U.S. condemns move of Venezuela ex-mayor to prison from house arrest

    The United States on Sunday condemned the Venezuelan government’s decision to move Daniel Ceballos, a former opposition mayor accused of fomenting protests, to prison from house arrest and called for his immediate release. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Ceballos’s transfer on Saturday “

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    Jets hit rebel-held Homs area for first time in year: residents and monitor

    Jets believed to be Syrian planes hit the besieged Al-Waer neighborhood in the city of Homs on Sunday, a day after the evacuation of residents and fighters from rebel-held Daraya on the outskirts of the capital, residents and a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a woman and child

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is German support for migrants slowing?

    In January, 2016, Germany said that, in 2015, it had accepted more than 1 million refugees and migrants fleeing from war and poverty. Eight months later, the head of Germany’s Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said that this year he expects only a third of that number. Frank-Juergen Weise told

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is bad behavior on the rise in America’s national parks?

    The national parks may be getting older, but their visitors do not appear to be getting any wiser. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, parks around the country are struggling with how to curb vandalism, theft of resources, and other risky, rule-breaking behaviors. The rise

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For-profit college banned from taking students with federal aid

    ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit chain of colleges with more 40,000 students, was dealt a severe blow from the US government on Thursday. Officials from the US Department of Education announced that the vocational institute could no longer enroll students that had access to federal financial aid

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Injured by humans, a bionic toucan joins the fight against animal cruelty

    When animal rescuers found Grecia, a gravely injured Costa Rican toucan, they feared the worst. Grecia’s upper beak had been beaten clean off. Now, Grecia has become the face of a new legislative push to offer new protections for wild animals and harsher punishments for their abusers.

  • Reed wins Barclays, Fowler loses Ryder Cup spot
    Associated Press

    Reed wins Barclays, Fowler loses Ryder Cup spot

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed had a crystal trophy, a clear shot at the richest payoff in golf and a spot on the Ryder Cup team.

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    Langer wins Boeing Classic playoff for 29th senior title

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — By the time Bernhard Langer made the turn in the final round of the Boeing Classic, he was five shots out if the lead. At one point Sunday he was tied for 14th after not finishing lower than 13th in any tournament this year.

  • FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
    Associated Press

    FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

    HAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

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    Mexico environmental agency defends oversight of Goldcorp mine

    Mexico's environmental prosecutor said it had kept regular oversight of the country's largest gold mine, days after a Reuters report on a prolonged leak of contaminated water there prompted activists to accuse the agency of failing its mandate. Environmental prosecutor Profepa said that since

  • More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival
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    More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON (AP) — London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the British capital that often includes trouble on the sidelines.

  • UN chief concerned about Western Sahara tensions
    AFP

    UN chief concerned about Western Sahara tensions

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged Morocco and the Polisario movement campaigning for the independence of Western Sahara to withdraw soldiers and fighters from a buffer strip who have sent tensions soaring. Ban said he was "deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed

  • Associated Press

    Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family's home in Saudi Arabia's southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people.

  • Endwell, New York, wins Little League World Series
    Associated Press

    Endwell, New York, wins Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in.

  • Scant rallies for Brazil's Rousseff before big day
    AFP

    Scant rallies for Brazil's Rousseff before big day

    Brasília (AFP) - Supporters of Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff rallied Sunday as she prepared for her dramatic last stand at an impeachment trial expected to see her fired within days. The first small street rallies began in the capital as Brazil headed for the last dramatic act in a

  • Associated Press

    Sporting beats Porto 2-1 to take lead in Portugal

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Lisbon fought back to beat fellow title hopeful FC Porto 2-1 on Sunday and go top of the Portuguese league.

  • Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga
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    Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season.

  • Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad
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    Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

    LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley on Sunday and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team's disappointing European Championship campaign.

  • Colombia ceasefire to end half-century war in hours
    AFP

    Colombia ceasefire to end half-century war in hours

    A historic midnight ceasefire is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and FARC rebels. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sunday issued the order for its fighters to observe the cease fire from midnight (0500 GMT Monday). "I order all our commanders and units

  • For US Open's new roof, a question of changing conditions
    Associated Press

    For US Open's new roof, a question of changing conditions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic won't mind if it rains for the next two weeks in New York.

  • Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site
    AFP

    Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

    Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday. Protecting nuclear facilities is paramount "in all circumstances" General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran's air defences

  • Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud
    Reuters

    Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud

    By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo and his chief rival both said on Sunday they were set to win a presidential election that poses the most serious challenge yet to the Bongo family's half-century rule in the tiny, oil-rich nation.

  • Associated Press

    Monaco beats Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in French league

    PARIS (AP) — Monaco beat defending champion Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Sunday to move level on points with Guingamp and Nice at the top of the French league.

  • Anti-burkini law would be 'unconstitutional': French minister
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    Anti-burkini law would be 'unconstitutional': French minister

    It would be "unconstitutional" for France to pass a law banning the burkini and such a move could cause irreparable harm, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned in an interview published online late Sunday. Speaking to French daily La Croix, Cazeneuve reiterated the government&