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  • Reuters

    France expels two Moroccans considered serious security threat

    France has deported two Moroccan nationals seen as a serious security threat after they became radicalized as Islamist militants, the interior ministry said in a statement late on Friday. France is on heightened security alert following a series of Islamist militant attacks since January last year that

  • British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers: Telegraph
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    British PM to trigger Brexit without vote by lawmakers: Telegraph

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before formally triggering Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday, without specifying sources. May will not offer opponents the chance to stall the withdrawal and has consulted

  • Malaysian student protesters demand 1MDB arrest
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    Malaysian student protesters demand 1MDB arrest

    By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Nearly a thousand protesters marched in the heart of the Malaysian capital on Saturday calling for the arrest of an unnamed high-ranking government official who U.S. investigators say received $700 million skimmed from a sovereign fund. The lawsuits repeatedly

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Turkish rally a positive sign, preelection prep a good move, Thai government best of bad choices, safety measures needed near water, world ignoring Yemen

    “The colossal anti-coup rally that took place ... Aug. 7, in Istanbul, and was joined by large crowds in many other cities, was truly remarkable...,” writes Mustafa Akyol. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

  • Christian Science Monitor

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why a compromise might be what's needed on voter ID laws

    It’s an issue that arouses the passions of both parties’ bases – especially among those who connect it most keenly with the history of voter suppression among minorities – and one of supreme importance for the health of any democracy. In Texas, where one of the nation’s most restrictive voter-ID laws

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Judge in Stanford rape case switches to civil cases, calling criticism a distraction

    Beleaguered by public criticism after his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault, Judge Aaron Persky has chosen to return to hearing only civil cases. The "Stanford rape case," as it became known, made national

  • Associated Press

    Donnarumma, 17-year-old goalkeeper, called up to Italy squad

    ROME (AP) — AC Milan's 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma received his first call up to Italy's squad on Saturday.

  • N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights
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    N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 12:48 p.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful." Two months later, nearly 2,000 suspected

  • The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10
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    The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):

  • Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead
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    Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead

    Italy held a tear-drenched funeral Saturday for dozens of its earthquake victims as the country observed a day of mourning over a disaster that killed nearly 300 people. President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and other leaders were among hundreds of mourners who sat solemnly behind

  • Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake
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    Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake

    Amongst the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding the bodies of an 18-month-old baby and a nine-year-old girl, two of the 21 children who are known to have died when the quake hit central Italy early on Wednesday. "What we need is a reconstruction in record time.

  • Associated Press

    Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • Associated Press

    Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic's independence day.

  • Three top Kenyan Olympic officials arrested over Rio 'scandal'
    AFP

    Three top Kenyan Olympic officials arrested over Rio 'scandal'

    Three top Kenyan Olympics officials have been arrested as investigators probe allegations of mismanagement and corruption at the Rio Games, police sources said. Francis Paul, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), was arrested on Friday, one of the police sources said on

  • South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace
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    South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.

  • Reuters

    Fire kills 17 Kyrgyz nationals in Moscow printing plant

    A fire in a Moscow printing plant killed 17 people on Saturday, officials said, and a representative of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Russia said all the dead were members of its community. Around 500,000 citizens of the impoverished former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan are working in Russia. The Investigative

  • Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years
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    Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested

  • Raikkonen edges Ricciardo in 3rd Belgian GP practice
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    Raikkonen edges Ricciardo in 3rd Belgian GP practice

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen left it late to post the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, beating Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo with a few minutes remaining.

  • NZ gets both openers, South Africa 182-2 in 2nd test
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    NZ gets both openers, South Africa 182-2 in 2nd test

    CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Openers Quinton de Kock and Stephen Cook put on a 133-run opening stand to set South Africa on its way to 182-2 at tea on the first day of the second test against New Zealand on Saturday.

  • Associated Press

    China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in eastern China said they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

  • Hamilton penalty up to 55 places after more engine changes
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    Hamilton penalty up to 55 places after more engine changes

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix has increased to a whopping 55 places after Mercedes made further engine changes on Saturday.

  • New Zealand beats Australia 29-9 to keep Bledisloe Cup
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    New Zealand beats Australia 29-9 to keep Bledisloe Cup

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Israel Dagg scored two tries as New Zealand beat Australia 29-9 in a Rugby Championship test on Saturday which also extended their 13-year hold on the Bledisloe Cup.

  • Associated Press

    Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.