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  • British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit
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    British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she will listen to Scotland's concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union but that the devolved Scottish government will not have a veto over the Brexit negotiations. Scotland wants to have more detail about how the British government plans to leave the

  • Independence banners hung at HK universities in defiance of China: media
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    Independence banners hung at HK universities in defiance of China: media

    Around a dozen Hong Kong universities draped large banners calling for the city's independence on China's National Day, defying authorities with demands for the Chinese controlled territory to split with mainland China. Large banners reading "Hong Kong independence" were strung up

  • Orthodox shun pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out
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    Orthodox shun pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away. Ex-Soviet Georgia is overwhelmingly

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Ferry danger, learning from Israel, river reform, trial footage, election apathy

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    Readers write: Word evolution, religion and business

    Before I was in high school, in the 1948-56 era, the word “gender” was only used in basic English grammar to distinguish certain pronouns that had precise meanings based on the sex of the subject at hand, such as him and her. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? When I finally got to

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    Why newspapers are breaking traditions for candidate endorsements

    In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice,"

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    What does an 'apology cake' say about Taser policy in America?

    For perhaps the first time ever, a former Florida cop's baking skills (or lack thereof) made national news, after he allegedly sent an apology cake to a woman he accidentally tased in 2015. Although sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers resigned after the incident took place, his confection apology did

  • 5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad
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    5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks.

  • Hamilton takes pole at Malaysian GP
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    Hamilton takes pole at Malaysian GP

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton put himself in the best possible position to wrest back the lead in the Formula One drivers championship by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.

  • Mega-Hurricane Matthew downgraded to Category 4
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    Mega-Hurricane Matthew downgraded to Category 4

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm as it continues roaring across the Caribbean Sea on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.

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    Defender Jeremy Mathieu ends international career

    PARIS (AP) — French defender Jeremy Mathieu is quitting international football to focus on his club career with Barcelona.

  • Pro-Brexit Conservatives hand PM plan to limit EU immigration
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    Pro-Brexit Conservatives hand PM plan to limit EU immigration

    High-profile Conservatives outlined proposals for a post-Brexit system of work permits on Saturday, highlighting the pressure Prime Minister Theresa May faces to cut immigration and appease eurosceptics while addressing the concerns of business leaders. May is due to speak on Sunday during the first

  • Reuters

    Four killed in eastern India during coal mine protest

    Four people died in eastern India when police opened fire during clashes with villagers who allege state-run NTPC Ltd violate forestry rights and does not offer enough compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site. Senior police officer M.S. Bhatia said the deaths occurred after "hundreds

  • Reuters

    Russia says U.S. 'aggression' in Syria would mean 'tectonic shifts'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - "Direct aggression" by the United States toward the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to "frightening, tectonic shifts" in the Middle East, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Saturday. Russia and the

  • Associated Press

    Iran says new attack drone modeled on captured US aircraft

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. drone captured five years ago.

  • London's Tower Bridge closes until New Year
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    London's Tower Bridge closes until New Year

    The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London -- whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River Thames to pass through -- carries 21,000 vehicles and some 40,000 people per day. "This heavy use has had an effect on timber decking of the bridge, which was last refurbished

  • Merkel: Germans need to understand their history better
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    Merkel: Germans need to understand their history better

    BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel says Germans need to understand their own history better to lay the right foundations for the country's future.

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    Egypt arrests 3 reporters conducting street interviews

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 11:23 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the drug war —

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    Pakistan rattled by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the country's remote north, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

  • U.S. adds first bees to endangered species list
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    U.S. adds first bees to endangered species list

    Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became the first bees to be added to the federal list of endangered and threatened species, according to U.S. wildlife managers. The bees, so named for yellow-to-white facial markings, once crowded Hawaii and Maui

  • New Zealand slip to 85/4 at tea against India
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    New Zealand slip to 85/4 at tea against India

    Indian bowlers made early inroads into the New Zealand batting to leave the visitors reeling at 85 for four at tea on day two of the second Test in Kolkata Saturday. The visitors were still trailing India, who posted 316 in their first innings, by 295 runs when rain interrupted play, forcing the umpires

  • Hurricane Matthew weakens slightly as heads for Jamaica and Cuba
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    Hurricane Matthew weakens slightly as heads for Jamaica and Cuba

    By Rebekah Kebede KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed toward Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour (250 kph) forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes as islanders braced for its arrival. Matthew

  • Kvitova overpowers Cibulkova to win Wuhan Open
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    Kvitova overpowers Cibulkova to win Wuhan Open

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Petra Kvitova overpowered Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to win the Wuhan Open for her first title of the year.

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    Mi Jung Hur birdies 18th to take LPGA Tour lead in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.