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Clashes in northern Lebanon wound 12 people

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army says troops are battling Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day, with 12 people wounded in the clashes.

Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs final

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Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs final
SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams advanced to the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki in a third-set tiebreaker on Saturday, winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships.

US skier Shiffrin leads World Cup GS in 1st run

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US skier Shiffrin leads World Cup GS in 1st run
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin had the fastest first run in the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday, underlining her ambition to start winning races in the discipline.

Pakistan 116-1 at lunch, leads Australia by 267

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan built a strong lead of 267 runs by lunch as Ahmed Shehzad scored a half century on the fourth day of the first test against Australia on Saturday.

Executed for killing her alleged rapist

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An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist -- was hanged to death Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.


'He Seemed Like A Normal Kid': Rage Behind Washington Gunman's Spree

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'He Seemed Like A Normal Kid': Rage Behind Washington Gunman's Spree
Jaylen Ray Fryberg was happy and gregarious on the outside. But the gunman in the deadly Washington high school shootings was full of turmoil.

Royals edge Giants 3-2, take 2-1 World Series lead

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Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting were Kansas City's winning combination for Game 3

​Woman quarantined in New Jersey for Ebola exposure develops fever

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Health care worker is the first traveler from West Africa to be quarantined under new Ebola screening procedures at New York area airports

10/24: Student gunman opens fire in Wash. state high school; Hoop dreams come true

published about 5 hours ago
A student opened fire inside his high school in Marysville, Washington, just outside Seattle. Police say he killed at least one of his classmates and ... more

Students describe deadly shooting at Washington state high school

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Freshman boy kills female student and shoots several others in the head before turning gun on himself in Seattle suburb
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Johann Lamont quits as head of Scottish Labour

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Glasgow Pollok MSP says central structure of party in London out of touch with political climate after referendum pollJohann Lamont is to stand down as ... more

A hummingbird and his man

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An elderly man takes pleasure in the small things, by sharing his kitchen with a hungry hummingbird in Brasil.Todays caturday video is an amateur video ... more

Angel di María: Manchester Uniteds £59.7m, £280,000-a-week bargain

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The amount of money Manchester United have spent and will spend on Di María is extraordinary but then so is he Barney Ronay: Mourinho got ... more

A photograph seen once, long ago, haunted me and taught me to distrust memory

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When I tracked down a Nazi soldiers snapshot of an execution, it reminded me how warily you must tread when you try to enlist the ... more

I have 200 or 250 pairs of trainers: meet the men who are hopeless repeat fashion buyers

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It starts innocently enough: you buy a pair of trainers (or a cap, or a printed shirt) and the next minute your wardrobes stuffed with ... more
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E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations

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E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations
The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement that was hoped to ... more

In French Port City, ‘a Real Psychosis’

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Resentment and fear have swept Calais, France, in the last year amid a new wave of migrants hoping to cross illegally to Britain, which they ... more

French Official Strengthens Border

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The French government will send police reinforcements to the port city of Calais, where increasing numbers of migrants have been gathering, the prefect for the ... more

In Calais, Resentment and Fear Amid Influx of Migrants

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In Calais, Resentment and Fear Amid Influx of Migrants
Migrants fleeing countries like Sudan and Syria have long been attracted to Calais, a port city in northern France from which they hope to cross ... more

The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine

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The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine
Oleh Lyashko, the Radical Party leader, appears poised to gain a significant bloc in Ukraine’s Parliament in Sunday’s elections, tapping into voters’ frustrations over war ... more

When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads?

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When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads?
China’s growing fleet of nuclear submarines poses a question: How might its submarine commanders, with warheads at their disposal, respond during an underwater crisis far ... more

Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Subs

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Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Subs
The U.S. is deploying underwater drones and upgrading Cold War-era seabed ‘hydrophones’ to listen for Chinese and other nuclear subs that are hard to detect ... more

H-P Shops China Networking Unit

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H-P Shops China Networking Unit
H-P is seeking a buyer for its corporate-networking business in China, in a deal that could return the operation to local control, according to people ... more

CDC Responds Rapidly to Latest Ebola Case

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CDC Responds Rapidly to Latest Ebola Case
The federal and state response to an infected doctor in New York presents a sharp contrast to the response to the nation’s first case in ... more

Ghulam Azam, Party Leader Jailed in Bangladesh War Crime, Dies at 91

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Ghulam Azam, Party Leader Jailed in Bangladesh War Crime, Dies at 91
A former chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party, Mr. Azam’s imprisonment on war crimes charges linked to the 1971 Bangladesh war of independence from Pakistan set ... more

Ottawa Gunman’s Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled

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Ottawa Gunman’s Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled
A portrait of an increasingly troubled, mentally unstable man who initially may have embraced religion not as a political cause, but as an attempt to ... more

World Briefing: Dominican Republic: Inmates Riot at Model Prison and Try a Mass Escape

published about 11 hours ago
At least four inmates were killed and several wounded after an attempted mass escape at a prison in San Cristobal, officials said Friday.

Body of Nathan Cirillo, Canadian Soldier Killed in Attack, to Be Returned Home

published about 18 hours ago
A motorcade is to take Corporal Cirillo back to Hamilton, Ontario, and a military funeral is to take place next week.

World Briefing: Hearing in Haitians’ Cholera Case

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A federal judge in Manhattan heard arguments on Thursday in the first court proceeding over Haitian cholera victims’ lawsuit against the United Nations.

Nathan Cirillo, Soldier Killed in Ottawa, Used Strength to Help Others

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Nathan Cirillo, Soldier Killed in Ottawa, Used Strength to Help Others
Corporal Cirillo, 25, was a gym buff with a fondness for rescue dogs and the proud father of a boy who just started kindergarten.

Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenager in the West Bank, the 2nd in 8 Days

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The Israeli military said the youth had thrown a firebomb onto a main road often used by settlers.

Sunni Militants Draw Iraqi Forces Into Intense Battles on Several Fronts

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Government forces fought for the third straight day to fend off a heavy assault by Islamic State militants on a strategically placed town in Anbar ... more

Mali Reports First Death From Ebola

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A 2-year-old girl, who traveled across two countries while showing symptoms, is the first recorded Ebola death in Mali.

Open Source: Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks

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Open Source: Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks
Arya Jafari was reported to have been detained over his images of protesters deploring acid attacks on women in Isfahan.

Islamist Party in Tunisia Appears Set to Rebound

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Islamist Party in Tunisia Appears Set to Rebound
After ceding power to a caretaker government in January, Ennahda enters Sunday’s national legislative elections as a front-runner.

Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

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Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the ... more

Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important

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Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half ... more

GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

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GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position ... more

Lebanon army attacks gunmen in historic Tripoli market

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Lebanon army attacks gunmen in historic Tripoli market
Lebanese troops attacked Islamist gunmen holed up in the historic market of the northern city of Tripoli Saturday, after deadly clashes rocked the longtime tourist ... more

Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter ... more