• Syrian foreign minister warns Saudis against incursion, will be resisted

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops. "Any ground intervention on Syrian land without the agreement of the Syrian…

  • Merkel urges better protection of EU external borders

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. "We need to protect our external borders because we want to keep Schengen," Merkel said in her weekly podcast. Failing to protect…

  • Afghan interior minister close to quitting as crisis deepens: sources

    By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Olomi has offered his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani after mounting criticism of the worsening security situation over recent months, people familiar with the matter said. The resignation offer, which the sources said…

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  • Which GOP candidate should drop out next?

    Marco Rubio has broken from the peloton to place third in the latest national polls. With a pause before Saturday night’s GOP debate and next Tuesday’s Granite State primary it’s time to talk about which Republican candidate may be the next to face the inevitable and drop out of the race. YouGov…

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  • The first Black Lives Matter mayor?

    When Lester Spence talks about the young civil rights activist who recently, and to much fanfare, decided to run for mayor of Baltimore, his voice rises. “The audacity of somebody like that,” says the political scientist, who teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Then again, perhaps…

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  • Sanders vs. Clinton: Why 2016 is not a rerun of 2008

    If Hillary Clinton supporters are having a sense of déjà vu, they can be forgiven. Eight years ago, then-Senator Clinton was derailed in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination by another, more charismatic senator who came in to her left with a compelling, idealistic message. Now,…

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  • What's being done to combat rise in stabbings in New York City?

    After a recent uptick in stabbings in New York City, officials are crafting strategies to improve public safety, while simultaneously assuring residents that the incidents are isolated and not part of a broader pattern. The number of knife attacks in the city has climbed by 15 percent in the past…

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  • Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.

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  • Top Asian News 12:52 p.m. GMT

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds. Nearly 340 people were rescued from the rubble in…

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  • Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.

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  • FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins'

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups fighting a massive government offensive in the north to "come to their senses" and lay down their…

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  • 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group operating in Tanzania says a total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission.

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  • Klopp to miss Sunderland match with suspected appendicitis

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool says manager Juergen Klopp will miss Saturday's English Premier League match at home to Sunderland with a suspected bout of appendicitis.

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  • The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

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  • 2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services say an explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two people and left one survivor seriously injured.

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  • Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' efforts to show that he's tough on clerical sex abuse have suffered a blow after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff's advisory commission.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake.

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  • Vatican says key member of Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission taking leave of absence

    AP () — — Vatican says key member of Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission taking leave of absence.

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  • England restricts South Africa to 262-7 in 2nd ODI

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — England restricted South Africa to 262-7 in the second one-day international on Saturday after Reece Topley's career-best 4-50 at St. George's Park.

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  • Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide bomber riding on a bicycle has targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 20.

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