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  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
    Reuters

    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

  • 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.

  • Italy rescues around 1,100 migrants in Mediterranean
    Reuters

    Italy rescues around 1,100 migrants in Mediterranean

    About 1,100 migrants were rescued from boats in the Strait of Sicily on Sunday as they tried to reach Europe, Italy's coastguard said. The migrants were picked up from eight rubber dinghies, one large boat and two punts through 11 rescue operations in the Mediterranean, the coastguard said in a

  • 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.

  • 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
    Associated Press

    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
    Associated Press

    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 on Sunday 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
    AFP

    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&

  • Inter draws 1-1 with Palermo in Serie A home opener
    Associated Press

    Inter draws 1-1 with Palermo in Serie A home opener

    ROME (AP) — Inter Milan showed signs of improvement in a 1-1 draw with Palermo on Sunday in its home opener at San Siro.

  • Associated Press

    Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord

    HAVANA (AP) — Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord.

  • Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
    Associated Press

    Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

  • Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire
    AFP

    Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire

    A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Hundreds of thousands of Colombians have died since 1964 as rebel armies and gangs battled in the jungles in what is considered Latin America

  • Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in
    AFP

    Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

    Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit the quake-hit villages of central Italy, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching. Speaking to worshippers in St Peter's Square in Rome, Francis said he wanted to visit those hit by Wednesday's deadly

  • Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay
    AFP

    Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay

    A former prisoner at the US Guantanamo Bay military center being held by Venezuela after going missing from Uruguay will be returned there Sunday, a key mediator said. Jihad Diyab -- a 45-year-old Syrian who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan

  • Antonio in Allardyce's first England squad
    AFP

    Antonio in Allardyce's first England squad

    Sam Allardyce marked his first squad announcement as England manager on Sunday by including uncapped West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio in a 23-man party for next week's World Cup qualifier in Slovakia. Antonio was included on the same day he scored for the Hammers in their 3-1 loss away