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  • Reuters

    Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified from election

    A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China. Chan Ho-tin received an email from the Electoral

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  • Russia says spyware found in state computer networks
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    Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

    Russia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB, said the malware and the

  • Reuters

    Rights group says ban militias with record of abuses from Mosul battle

    Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in a planned offensive on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, campaign group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The battle for Mosul, the ultra-hardline militants' de facto capital in Iraq and the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    A Norway gift that would move mountains

    Norway is weighing an unusual gift to Finland to honor its neighbor’s 100th anniversary of independence: a mountain peak. Yes, Norway might move its border next year so that Finland can have the highest point on Halti mountain. Much of the fear in foreign affairs today centers on recent land grabs

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    What Aleppo’s 'humanitarian corridors' mean for doctors in rebel Syria

    Dozens of families are trickling out of besieged rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo by way of safe-passage roads opened by the Syrian government and supervised by Russia, according to Syrian state media. State television showed images of what it described as civilians and about a dozen young opposition

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Khizr Khan DNC speech: How important was it for Muslims in America?

    Armed with a pamphlet-sized US Constitution in his pocket, and the heart-wrenching tale of his son's ultimate sacrifice, Khizr Khan delivered what may be the most talked-of moment in the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Mr. Khan, a Pakistani immigrant and Muslim, spoke on Thursday night as a

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Voter ID movement stumbles in courts, as judges ID racism

    Three courts on Friday struck down parts of controversial voter ID requirements put in place by Republicans, with one of those courts citing “clear discriminatory intent” by lawmakers in North Carolina to shrink the franchise for politically powerful US minorities. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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  • Associated Press

    Australian leader launches inquiry into teen detainee abuse

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.

  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens
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    Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack
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    Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

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  • India feeds thousands of Gulf workers 'in crisis'
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    India feeds thousands of Gulf workers 'in crisis'

    New Delhi was working Sunday to feed more than 10,000 Indian labourers stranded in the Gulf with no wages after losing their jobs, in what Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj called a "food crisis". In a series of tweets, Swaraj said the migrant workers were facing "extreme hardship"

  • The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war
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    The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

    By Czar Dancel MANILA (Reuters) - When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic. Hundreds of suspected drug dealers have been killed since Duterte took office just one month ago

  • Reuters

    At least seven killed in attack on Somalia's CID headquarters

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least seven people, including two attackers, were killed in a bombing and shooting attack by the Islamist al Shabaab group on Somalia's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters on Sunday, police said. "We have confirmed seven dead including civilians and

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    Militants attack second energy facility in northern Iraq: security sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants in northern Iraq stormed an oil facility on Sunday and detonated explosives at an oil storage tank, sending flames into the sky, security sources said. The assault on the Bai Hassan station, about 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Kirkuk, followed an attack in the early morning

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Pope says to spurn hatred among peoples

    The Latest on the pope's visit to Poland (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Pope Francis has encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in a vast meadow to "believe in a new humanity" ...

  • Atletico Madrid crash to defeat in Australia
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    Atletico Madrid crash to defeat in Australia

    Spanish giants Atletico Madrid crashed to a 1-0 loss to A-League side Melbourne Victory on their Australian pre-season tour in Geelong on Sunday. The European Champions League runners-up fell behind to a goal against the run of play shortly before half-time and were kept scoreless in the second half

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  • IOC panel to decide which Russian can compete
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    IOC panel to decide which Russian can compete

    The International Olympic Committee has said a three-member panel will make the "final decision" on which Russian athletes can compete in the Rio Olympics, set to begin in less than a week. The panel will examine each case individually and make the "final decision" before Friday,

  • Reuters

    Philippines may still impose ceasefire with Maoist-led rebels

    The Philippine government may still re-impose a ceasefire with Maoist-led guerrillas, a senior administration official said on Sunday, a day after it was withdrawn by President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte lifted the unilateral truce with the communist New People's Army on Saturday evening, six days

  • Associated Press

    Canberra into top 4 in Australia's National Rugby League

    SYDNEY (AP) — Canberra moved into the National Rugby League's top four with a 54-4 win over South Sydney on Sunday, the Raiders' fifth consecutive victory.

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  • Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio
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    Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — At the lowest point, when chemotherapy had turned Thomas Van der Plaetsen bald and weak at 23, even his brother, coach and biggest fan, Michael, thought chances for a comeback were minuscule. Now, barely a year and a half later, he is heading to the Rio Olympics as the European decathlon

  • Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril
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    Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

    Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics — virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 5:56 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved. An announcement issued Saturday night says Sirikit was moved on July 24 from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where King Bhumibol Adulyajej has been living for most

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    China detains Japanese for 'endangering state security'

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed media reports that authorities have detained a Japanese citizen on suspicion of endangering China's state security.

  • IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries
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    IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A three-person International Olympic Committee panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Thai queen improves after lung infection treatment
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    Thai queen improves after lung infection treatment

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved.