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  • Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte
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    Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

    By Karen Lema and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users

  • Palestinian president plans to attend funeral of Israel's Peres
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    Palestinian president plans to attend funeral of Israel's Peres

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to pay a rare visit to Jerusalem on Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, a Palestinian official said on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if the occasion would yield anything more than

  • Reuters

    Ukraine reform push would pave way to support from new U.S. president: Pritzker

    By Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine should ramp up economic and anti-corruption reforms to pave the way for continued support from whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said on a visit to Kiev on Thursday. While acknowledging the progress Kiev

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why qualified women are being passed over for top UN job

    This was supposed to be the year that a woman was finally elected to run the United Nations, after seven decades of men at the helm of the world’s foremost diplomatic organization. With six females among the dozen candidates who earlier this year announced aspirations to succeed South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why the US government will pay native Americans nearly half a billion dollars

    The Department of the Interior and the United States Attorney General announced this week that the federal government will pay 17 native American tribes $492 million, settling claims that the government mismanaged tribal resources for years. This week’s settlement is the latest in a series of similar

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What does academic freedom mean in the era of social media?

    The University of Tennessee College of Law will take no disciplinary action against Glenn Reynolds, a professor who last week published a tweet which appeared to urge drivers to hit demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C., the school announced Tuesday. 

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How many Americans know someone who is transgender?

    As federal, state, and local governments across the United States debate who should regulate sex-segregated restrooms, spawning controversies over alleged violations of transgender rights, most Americans don't really know the people whose rights are being debated. Less than a third of Americans

  • Reuters

    Iceland's Pirates head for power on wave of public anger

    By Stine Jacobsen REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A party that hangs a skull-and-crossbones flag at its HQ, and promises to clean up corruption, grant asylum to Edward Snowden and accept the bitcoin virtual currency, could be on course to form the next Icelandic government. The Pirate Party has found a formula

  • Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres
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    Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

    Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and crowds of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state. A major security operation was being put in place ahead of Friday's funeral, which is to be

  • Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war
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    Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war

    By Alister Doyle and Jessica Jaganathan OSLO (Reuters) - A Colombian peace accord ending a half-century of war is widely tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, returning the award to its roots after a run of wins for organizations including the European Union. The prize might be shared by President

  • Reuters

    Schedule of Nobel Prize 2016 announcements

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's annual crop of Nobel Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace is announced in the coming days, beginning with the medicine prize. Oct. 3 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (announced in Stockholm at 0930 GMT at the earliest) Oct. 4 Nobel Prize in

  • Zuma asks ministries to deal with South Africa university 'mayhem'
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    Zuma asks ministries to deal with South Africa university 'mayhem'

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has instructed his justice and crime prevention ministries to deal with the violence during student protests over tuition fees at universities, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday. At least six universities' classes have been disrupted and some suspended

  • Associated Press

    Danes receive Panama Papers data to fight tax dodging

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish tax authorities say they have received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, adding they paid nearly six million kroner ($902,500) for it.

  • Reuters

    Aleppo onslaught drives moderate rebels closer to jihadists

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Perry AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Russian-backed offensive in Aleppo is pushing nationalist rebels to work more closely with jihadists, further complicating a Western policy built around supporting the moderate opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. In Aleppo, rebels

  • 2nd coach in England loses job out after newspaper sting
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    2nd coach in England loses job out after newspaper sting

    BARNSLEY, England (AP) — A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Russian military slams US comments on Syria
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    The Latest: Russian military slams US comments on Syria

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

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    UEFA fines Celtic for fans' Palestinian flags at Hapoel game

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Celtic 10,000 euros ($11,200) for fans displaying dozens of Palestinian flags at a Champions League game against a team from Israel.

  • Turkey suffers 38% visitor drop as coup hits tourism
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    Turkey suffers 38% visitor drop as coup hits tourism

    The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted nearly 38 percent in August, with tourism battered by the July failed coup and security concerns after attacks, statistics showed Thursday. The figures are the first to show visitor numbers for a full month after the attempted putsch which saw a rogue

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 1:30 p.m. GMT

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final. Duterte made the comments while addressing Filipino community members

  • Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US
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    Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

  • Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel
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    Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade

  • Eddie Howe rules out England football job -- for now
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    Eddie Howe rules out England football job -- for now

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career. Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following

  • UEFA punishes Legia with empty stadium for Real Madrid visit
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    UEFA punishes Legia with empty stadium for Real Madrid visit

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Legia Warsaw must play Real Madrid in an empty stadium as punishment for fan violence and racist behavior at a Champions League match.

  • Reuters

    Thousands of Belgian workers march against planned labor law changes

    Tens of thousands of Belgian workers marched through Brussels on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of a center-right government that plans to extend the working week and abandon a scheduled wage increase. The protest, the fourth against the government in two years, saw workers dressed in the green

  • Jenson Button says 'unbelievable' to join F1 300 club
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    Jenson Button says 'unbelievable' to join F1 300 club

    McLaren's Jenson Button admitted Thursday he thinks it "unbelievable" that he will become only the third member of an exclusive club when he starts his 300th grand prix in Malaysia this weekend. "I remember when Rubens got to 300, it was unbelievable he'd reached 300 grands prix