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  • Reuters

    Blast rocks Hungary's capital, two injured

    An explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two police officers, Hungarian police said on Sunday. The blast was next to an unused store front on a one of the busiest thoroughfares in central Budapest. Images on local news media showed a ruined doorway.

  • Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents
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    Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents

    Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters. Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included

  • Reuters

    Islamic State claims Baghdad suicide bombing that kills seven

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq. The militants' Amaq news agency said the bombing targeted members of the Badr Organisation, the most powerful Iraqi Shi'

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Broncos vs. Bengals: Why Cincinnati has the edge

    Denver has started the season right where they left off. Some were skeptical of the defending Super Bowl champions coming into this season, especially given the significant personnel losses the team endured over the offseason. Denver eked out a close win in the Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Jeremy Corbyn the Bernie Sanders of British politics?

    Jeremy Corbyn remains planted firmly at the head of Britain’s Labour Party after handing a resounding defeat to challenger Owen Smith on Saturday. With over half a million registered Labour supporters casting a ballot on the eve of the party’s conference, Mr. Corbyn won with 61.8 percent of the vote

  • Christian Science Monitor

    North Carolina's new video law: Will it bring more, or less, transparency?

    Protestors at Charlotte may see an additional hurdle in their bid for police to release the video of Keith Lamont Scott’s fatal shooting as a new law comes into effect on Oct. 1. The controversial law, signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in July, will exclude police body and dashboard cameras from

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Native Hawaiians: Is change in federal status a sign of progress?

    A change in federal policy Friday, as the Department of Interior announced that it had finalized a rule that would allow a native Hawaiian government to form a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States. The rule “provides the Native Hawaiian community with the opportunity to

  • Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video
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    Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

    The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded. "You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me," Shekau said in the 40-minute

  • Associated Press

    Urawa beats Hiroshima 3-0 to book spot in J-League playoffs

    TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Koroki and Toshiyuki Takagi scored in the second half Sunday as Urawa Reds beat defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-0 to secure a place in the J-League's championship playoffs.

  • Bosnian Serbs to hold disputed vote amid ethnic tensions
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    Bosnian Serbs to hold disputed vote amid ethnic tensions

    By Gordana Katana BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnian Serbs vote on Sunday in a referendum over a disputed national holiday, defying Bosnia's highest court and Western pressure to call off a process that risks stoking ethnic tensions in the divided Balkan country. The referendum, on whether

  • India in control at stumps on day 4 vs New Zealand
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    India in control at stumps on day 4 vs New Zealand

    KANPUR, India (AP) — Ravichandran Ashwin (3-68) took his 200th test wicket to leave New Zealand struggling to stay afloat at 93-4 in 37 overs at stumps on day four in Kanpur. Set an improbable 434 runs by India to win the first test, the visitors still need 341 runs on day five with six wickets and 98

  • Hart on hand to spoil Totti celebrations
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    Hart on hand to spoil Totti celebrations

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart answered his critics with a standout performance as Torino dampened Francesco Totti's upcoming birthday celebrations with a 3-1 win over Roma on Sunday. Roma travelled to Turin looking to close a five-point gap to leaders Juventus after the champions scraped a 1-0 win

  • African elephant population tumbles due to poaching
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    African elephant population tumbles due to poaching

    By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday. Switzerland-based IUCN is regarded as the most authoritative

  • World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China
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    World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

    The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon

  • Two injured in suspected Hungary bomb blast
    AFP

    Two injured in suspected Hungary bomb blast

    A large explosion "of unknown origin" rocked a building in downtown Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two passing police officers, authorities said. Two police officers who were on patrol were injured and taken to hospital, said the statement. The cause of the blast remains unconfirmed,

  • Hollande honors Algerians who fought for French colonizers
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    Hollande honors Algerians who fought for French colonizers

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged the state's culpability in abandoning Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence — and were then massacred as traitors after the French retreat in 1962.

  • Associated Press

    Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts.

  • Reuters

    Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns

    By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters on Sunday were seen backing a law extending the national spy service's authority to monitor internet traffic, deploy drones and hack foreign computer systems, early returns published on Swiss state television showed. The measure cleared Swiss Parliament

  • Associated Press

    WWII Navy chief reunited, in spirit, with his ship's bell

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Navy chief who died saving his shipmates during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been reunited, in spirit, in Rhode Island with the bell from his ship.

  • Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal
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    Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.

  • Reuters

    Quit or risk being killed, brother warns South Africa's Zuma: report

    President Jacob Zuma has received the latest call for his resignation from his own brother, according to a media report, as the South African leader clings to power despite a string of scandals. Zuma's younger brother Michael urged him to quit or risk being killed, the Sunday Times reported. "

  • Associated Press

    Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean, a tragedy that highlighted the extent of Egypt's economic woes.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 12:36 p.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. An even more painful decision came later. She said severe abuse by her husband, including

  • India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
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    India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month.

  • Reuters

    Leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram says he is alive in video

    The leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he rejected statements by the country's military that he had been seriously wounded. Last month Nigeria's air force said it had killed senior members of the