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  • Up to 80 people killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in Congo: group

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Between 50 and 80 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, the local civil society coalition said on Friday. In a statement, Civil Society of North Kivu, the province where Beni is situated, said the…

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  • Islamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital: officials

    By Raheem Salman and Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the city. Gunmen fired from rooftops at buildings in…

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  • Western leaders step away from nuclear talks with Iran as deadline nears

    By Jonathan Allen and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - With three days to go to the deadline for a deal to defuse stand-off with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Western power foreign ministers stepped away for consultations on Friday while Tehran's chief envoy canceled plans to leave the…

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  • Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

    President Obama’s executive actions on immigration could go a long way toward supporting the educational aspirations of millions of students, educators and immigration-reform advocates say.

    Christian Science Monitor50 mins ago
  • Saints or frauds? India clashes over 'god-men' as guru Maharaj faces police

    Baba Rampal Maharaj, one of India's self-styled “god men” has been charged with sedition and waging war against the state following a days-long siege by police on his ashram north of Delhi. It ended with his arrest this week after six people died and hundreds were injured.

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  • UKIP wins 2nd seat in British Parliament. How big a blow to Cameron?

    The British anti-immigration party UKIP easily won its second seat in Parliament on Friday, striking an embarrassing blow to Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • China upholds life sentence for Uighur academic

    A Chinese court upheld a life sentence for internationally respected Uighur economist Ilham Tohti today, angering human rights groups and many in the academic and diplomatic communities who describe him as a voice of moderation during ongoing ethnic unrest in China’s far west.

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  • 5 rescued after boat overturns in east Caribbean

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — Five people have been rescued in the eastern Caribbean after their pleasure boat overturned in rough waters.

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  • Kerry, Zarif to meet again in push to reach nuclear deal

    VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday evening, a U.S. official said, hours after his spokeswoman said he would leave the nuclear talks for meetings in Paris. The U.S. official did not elaborate or say…

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  • Hamilton beats Rosberg in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice

    Abu Dhabi (AFP) - World championship leader Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in Friday's practice for the Abu Dhabi season finale grand prix.

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  • Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe.

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  • South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way

    SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuse

    LONDON (AP) — A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of similar accusations against leading men in…

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  • Chile: 2 sentenced for torture of Bachelet's dad

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two retired Chilean military officers have been sentenced to prison for the torture death of the father of President Michelle Bachelet.

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  • Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final

    LILLE, France (AP) — Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.

    Associated Press42 mins ago
  • Cardiff owner Tan brands Wigan duo 'racist'

    London (AFP) - Cardiff owner Vincent Tan said Wigan are run by a "racist chairman" who had hired a "racist manager" as fallout from the appointment of Malky Mackay as team boss intensified Friday.

    AFP42 mins ago
  • Hamilton 1, Rosberg 2 in both Abu Dhabi practices

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions Friday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team.

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