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  • Car bomb outside Somali President's Palace kills at least 10
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    Car bomb outside Somali President's Palace kills at least 10

    By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab exploded outside the Presidential Palace and also damaged two nearby hotels, an official said. Information

  • Rousseff should be judged for crisis in Brazil, accuser says
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    Rousseff should be judged for crisis in Brazil, accuser says

    By Anthony Boadle and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's accusers told her trial in the Senate on Tuesday she should be judged not only on charges of breaking budget rules but also for a sweeping corruption scandal and a deep recession that erupted on her

  • Italy to hold mass funeral as search for bodies continues
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    Italy to hold mass funeral as search for bodies continues

    By Giulia Segreti and Iona Serrapica AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - More than two dozen coffins were laid out in a marquee on Tuesday ahead of a state funeral for some of the victims of an earthquake which leveled communities in central Italy last week, killing at least 292 people. Relatives and friends

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Dirty bombs: update on US safeguards

    What is a dirty bomb? The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) defines a dirty bomb as a device that “combines conventional explosives, such as dynamite, with radioactive material.” Its detonation would result in a “regular” explosion, with the added effect of dispersing radioactive material. “This

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Boston to New York in 90 minutes? How Amtrak is accelerating train rides

    By 2021, Amtrak says you will be able to travel from New York to Boston in less than 90 minutes on one of Amtrak's 28 new Acela Express trains. The 160-mile-per-hour ride will offer better WiFi, food service, and more outlets, says Amtrak, plus they are designed to hold 35 percent more passengers

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why John McCain faces a tough primary today

    You’d think John McCain would be a shoo-in for reelection. The five-term Senator was a war hero, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, and has won each of his congressional elections over his 34-year career by at least 10 percentage points. Yes, Sen. McCain is predicted to beat his primary opponent

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump denounces David Duke robocalls: Why now?

    Donald Trump's campaign denounced a robocall from US Senate candidate and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke on Monday, calling Mr. Duke's self-association with Mr. Trump "absolutely disgusting."

  • The Latest: US urges Turkey, Syrian Kurds to focus on IS
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    The Latest: US urges Turkey, Syrian Kurds to focus on IS

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):

  • Reuters

    Vital that Pakistan joins fight against terrorism, Kerry says

    By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistan needs to join other nations in fighting terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged on Tuesday, saying Islamabad should not feel isolated by planned trilateral talks between the United States, India and Afghanistan. Kerry announced the initiative

  • Pakistan needs to join others in fighting terrorism, Kerry says
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    Pakistan needs to join others in fighting terrorism, Kerry says

    By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistan needs to join other nations in fighting terrorists within its borders, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged on Tuesday, saying Islamabad should not feel isolated by talks between the United States, India and Afghanistan next month in New York.

  • Apple hit with record EU tax bill
    AFP

    Apple hit with record EU tax bill

    The EU ordered tech giant Apple on Tuesday to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, a move Washington warned could damage hugely important transatlantic economic ties. Brussels said Apple, the world's most valuable company, avoided virtually all tax on its business in the bloc

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Bishop: Quake rebuilding must not 'loot' Italy

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    A look at companies the EU is chasing for back taxes

    The European Union has been cracking down on companies that it says received special tax deals from countries that are part of the union.

  • AP documents 72 mass graves found so far from IS territory
    Associated Press

    AP documents 72 mass graves found so far from IS territory

    HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.

  • Associated Press

    Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayan human rights groups say they've identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.

  • Reuters

    U.S. offers $3 million reward for man it gave anti-terror training

    By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $3 million for information about a former Tajik special operations colonel whom it trained in counter-terrorism before he joined the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. State Department announced the

  • Judgment vote looms for Brazil's Rousseff
    AFP

    Judgment vote looms for Brazil's Rousseff

    Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff faced judgment Tuesday in a Senate vote expected to remove her from office despite her dramatic claim of being the victim of a coup. The morning after Rousseff defended herself in a 14-hour session, lawyers made their final arguments in

  • Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests
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    Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: Man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.

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    Aguero charged with violent conduct by English FA

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sept. 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game.

  • Reuters

    Egyptian parliament's human rights chief resigns

    A prominent Egyptian lawmaker has resigned as head of parliament's human rights committee, accusing the government and legislature of failing to address complaints of abuse from citizens. As head of the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, nephew of late president

  • England 'keeper Joe Hart arrives in Torino to warm welcome
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    England 'keeper Joe Hart arrives in Torino to warm welcome

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — England goalkeeper Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City.

  • As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid
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    As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.

  • Ecstatic Torino fans welcome England 'keeper Hart
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    Ecstatic Torino fans welcome England 'keeper Hart

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart was given a rousing welcome by ecstatic Torino fans Tuesday as he held up the team's jersey ahead of signing a season-long loan with the unfashionable Serie A club. Hart, 29, fell out of favour with new coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City following the signing of Claudio

  • Associated Press

    Brazil releases Olympic official on bail, probe continues

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say that senior Olympic official Patrick Hickey has been released from prison on bail while a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe continues.

  • Reuters

    Ceasefire holding between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria

    A ceasefire is holding between Turkey and Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria, a Kurdish military official said on Tuesday, but a Syrian rebel commander characterized it only as a "pause" and added that military operations would resume soon. The truce is between the Jarablus Military