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  • Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident
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    Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident

    At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said. It was the latest in a series of raids by the coalition, which is providing

  • Brazil's Senate opens voting session expected to oust Rousseff
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    Brazil's Senate opens voting session expected to oust Rousseff

    By Lisandra Paraguassu and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate opened the final session in an impeachment trial expected to dismiss President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday and draw the curtain on 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest nation

  • British PM May calls on her ministers to deliver Brexit
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    British PM May calls on her ministers to deliver Brexit

    By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Wednesday they must deliver Brexit, and not entertain any idea of staying in the EU by the "back door". After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, May gathered

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How the US southern seacoast is bracing for impact

    Florida and North Carolina are preparing for heavy winds and high water as a pair of tropical storms are prompting warnings of tornadoes, seaside surges, and flooding. Some tourists are clearing the southeastern coast and local officials are particularly wary as they eye the storm recovery of neighbors

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Taiwan's new president sets chilly but pragmatic tone with China

    Taiwan’s tourism industry has a problem: the number of package-tour visitors from mainland China is down 30 percent after enjoying a record-breaking year in 2015. Nobody knows why, so the Transport Ministry decided to send a delegation to meet officials in Beijing and find out what is going on. Beijing

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Mother Teresa to be canonized: Why now?

    For nearly 50 years, Mother Teresa experienced what the church calls a "dark night of the soul": a period of spiritual doubt, characterized by such loneliness and unhappiness that she believed she was experiencing the "tortures of hell" and found herself unable to pray. The secret

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why did Mexico invite Donald Trump for a visit?

    Mexico, meet Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate is taking up Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto on an offer extended to both US presidential candidates by making a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to a deliver major immigration speech in Arizona

  • Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas
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    Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday embarked on a 10-day trip where he will stress the urgency of curbing climate change and try to achieve some final agreements with world leaders at a G20 meeting in China. On Saturday, he will discuss further steps on

  • Clashes as Gabon's Bongo narrowly wins re-election
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    Clashes as Gabon's Bongo narrowly wins re-election

    Gabon's president Ali Bongo was declared winner Thursday of contested weekend elections, extending half-a-century of rule by the Bongo family which sparked clashes in the Central African nation. Protesters shouting "Ali must go!" tried to storm the offices of the election commission shortly

  • Associated Press

    Swiss supreme court rejects Russian Paralympic ban appeal

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's supreme court says it has dismissed Russia's appeal to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Sunderland pay record fee for Gabon star Ndong
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    Sunderland pay record fee for Gabon star Ndong

    Gabonese international midfield dynamo Didier Ndong signed for Premier League side Sunderland from French outfit Lorient on Wednesday for a club record fee of £13.6 million (16 million euros, $17.8m). The 22-year-old -- capped 18 times since making his debut in 2012 -- signed a five-year contract with

  • Manchester City clear decks as transfer deadline nears
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    Manchester City clear decks as transfer deadline nears

    Manchester City allowed Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony to leave on season-long loan deals on Wednesday as the transfer deadline approached across Europe. England goalkeeper Hart completed his move to Italian side Torino, French midfielder Nasri joined Europa League champions Sevilla and Bony

  • Reuters

    Brazil pickers fear dump closure could spell end to 'city of rubbish'

    By Chris Arsenault BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like thousands of other waste pickers who toil for long hours in the toxic air of Latin America's largest rubbish dump, Jose da Silva is wondering how his life will change as Brazil's government plans to close the facility outside the

  • Associated Press

    Africa's biggest economy officially enters recession

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's biggest economy is officially in recession.

  • Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric
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    Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric

    By Tom Heneghan JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday. Karnavian said

  • Djokovic faces scrutiny over injuries in US Open 2nd round
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    Djokovic faces scrutiny over injuries in US Open 2nd round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic is ready to let his racket do the talking about how his body is holding up at this year's U.S. Open.

  • Apple tax receipts could help cut Ireland's debt pile: S&P's Kraemer
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    Apple tax receipts could help cut Ireland's debt pile: S&P's Kraemer

    By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission's ruling that Apple Inc should pay up to 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help Ireland reduce its debt significantly but may undermine its government, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Wednesday. "There are many

  • Flights canceled, delayed after Frankfurt airport security breach
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    Flights canceled, delayed after Frankfurt airport security breach

    By Maria Sheahan and Ilona Wissenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police said a misunderstanding led to a security breach that prompted the evacuation of Frankfurt airport's Terminal 1 and caused delays and flight cancellations at Europe's fourth largest airport on Wednesday. The alert was

  • Turkey denies truce with Syrian Kurdish militia
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    Turkey denies truce with Syrian Kurdish militia

    Turkey said Wednesday a truce with Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria was "out of the question", denying a US claim the two sides had agreed to hold fire a week into Turkey's cross-border offensive. In an unprecedented operation, Turkey has been deploying tanks and troops in Syria to

  • AstraZeneca to pay $5 mn over China, Russia bribes
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    AstraZeneca to pay $5 mn over China, Russia bribes

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle allegations that it broke US anticorruption laws in China and Russia. The Securities and Exchange Commission said late Tuesday that in China, employees of an AstraZeneca subsidiary offered cash and gifts to health care officials

  • Gabon's president wins re-election, provisional results show
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    Gabon's president wins re-election, provisional results show

    LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s.

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    UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen is warning that the dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist group.

  • Reuters

    Gabon President Bongo wins re-election: interior minister

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon President Ali Bongo won re-election in a hotly contested weekend election with 49.80 percent of ballots cast, according to final results announced by Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya on Wednesday. Bongo's chief rival Jean Ping, who had already announced he won

  • EU split one year after Merkel migrant offer
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    EU split one year after Merkel migrant offer

    One year since Germany controversially opened its arms to Syrians fleeing war, the EU has tightened the borders of “Fortress Europe” but remains deeply divided over how to share the refugee burden. Angela Merkel justified her decision at the time by saying that the biggest migrant crisis since World

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Turkey briefs Russia on anti-IS operation

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):