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Miracle cure sees Naholo named in NZ World Cup squad

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Injured winger Waisake Naholo was named Sunday in New Zealand's squad to defend the Rugby World Cup as the selectors trusted a Fijian folk healer to repair Naholo's broken leg in time for the tournament's pool rounds.

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 1

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Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 1
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi civil defense authorities say one person has been killed and 30 were wounded when a fire broke out at a residential complex used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco.

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day

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Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.

Fire at Saudi Arabian oil workers compound kills one, injures 30

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A fire at an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday claimed one casualty and injured 30 more of various nationalities, civil defense authorities said. National oil company Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL] said the fire broke out in a basement of the Radium residential compound. "At 05:45 today a fire was reported in the basement of the Radium residential compound in Al Khobar which is leased by Saudi Aramco for its employees," Aramco said in a statement.

Theresa May says only migrants with jobs should be let in to UK

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Theresa May says only migrants with jobs should be let in to UK
Home secretary calls for rethink of principle of free movement in EU, blaming borderless system for exacerbating Europe’s migration crisisOnly European migrants with jobs lined up should be allowed in to the UK, Theresa May has said, as she blamed Europe’s “system of no borders” for the recent migration crisis.The home secretary said the principle of free movement within the EU has allowed jobless citizens to move countries in search of work and benefits, putting pressure on public services and ... more


​Fan dies after fall at Atlanta Braves game

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Man in his 60s falls from upper deck into lower-level stands at Turner Field during seventh inning of Braves-Yankees game

As wildfires rage and budgets dwindle, more federal funds sought for firefighting

published about 2 hours ago
The record wildfire season scorching the West is prompting renewed calls for Congress to change how it funds firefighting, a push that comes as the ... more

Wife of Slain Deputy: 'There Are No Words'

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Wife of Slain Deputy: 'There Are No Words'
Kathleen Goforth said in a statement that her husband was her best friend, a day after he was gunned down in an apparently unprovoked attack.

Erika breaks up as hurricanes form in Pacific

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Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over the Caribbean, but hurricanes are gaining strength on the other side of the country

​Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

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Falling branches kill a 10-year-old girl and a man near Seattle as high winds topple trees and knock out power to a quarter-million customers
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The agony and ecstasy of becoming an older mother

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The agony and ecstasy of becoming an older mother
News that M&S executive Laura Wade-Gery is about to go on maternity leave has caused a sensation. But she’s not alone. Yvonne Roberts, who gave ... more

Tessa Jowell strives to rise above Labour strife in race to be London mayor

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Tessa Jowell strives to rise above Labour strife in race to be London mayor
The former Olympics minister says she can win support from all sides and unite the capital. Just don’t mention Jeremy CorbynDame Tessa Jowell is beaming ... more

Time to embrace the horrors of your Spotify playlist data

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Time to embrace the horrors of your Spotify playlist data
‘A lifetime of meticulous cultural self-grooming has been squandered in a moment of impulsive madness’As Observer-reading ABC1 cultural consumers, our carefully cultivated tastes in film, ... more

Catching fire: Burning Man is sparking sister festivals around the world

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Catching fire: Burning Man is sparking sister festivals around the world
Devotees have taken the commerce-free philosophy of the Burning Man festival, which starts today in Nevada’s Black Rock desert, to their own countries and created ... more

London property goes through the roof again | Eva Wiseman

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London property goes through the roof again | Eva Wiseman
From ‘poor doors’ to ‘sky pools’, it’s clear that property developers in the capital are having a laugh when it comes to social housingLike stages ... more
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U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

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U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United ... more

The Jordanian Aid Worker

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A veteran aid worker finished a stint in South Sudan and then decided to tour the Balkans. He came to Belgrade, saw refugees in the ... more

With Ruble’s Decline, Russian Tourists Gain Appreciation for the Motherland

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With Ruble’s Decline, Russian Tourists Gain Appreciation for the Motherland
Russians vacationing in their home country has become more common since the ruble’s fall late last year put foreign vacations out of reach of many ... more

Europe to Bolster Railway Security After Thwarted Train Attack

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European officials, meeting in Paris, agreed to increase checks at stations and on trains, and called for better sharing of intelligence.

3 Children Among Migrants Found Crammed in Van Are Hospitalized in Austria

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The authorities said the 5- and 6-year-olds were treated for dehydration after the vehicle they were traveling in was seized after a chase.

Thousands Protest Against Malaysia's Najib Razak

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Thousands Protest Against Malaysia's Najib Razak
Police said an estimated 25,000 people demonstrated in the capital, protesting management of the economy and debt problems at a state investment fund.

India's Rajan Says Reserve Bank Is in an 'Accommodative' Policy Phase

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India's Rajan Says Reserve Bank Is in an 'Accommodative' Policy Phase
The Reserve Bank of India is in an accommodative phase of monetary policy, meaning it is looking to reduce interest rates, RBI Gov. Raghuram Rajan ... more

For China, a Plunge and a Reckoning

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For China, a Plunge and a Reckoning
The stock market fall pierced the party’s mystique of omnipotence. In an interwoven world, the crisis should spur Beijing to prefer compromise to bullying.

Prominent Afghan Officials Are Killed by Taliban in 3 Attacks in South

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The attacks, which killed at least 12 people, came after an insurgents’ takeover of a strategic district in Helmand Province on Wednesday.

Rice to Press Pakistan on Antiterror Vigilance

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Rice to Press Pakistan on Antiterror Vigilance
National security adviser Susan Rice is set to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to press the country’s government to do more to prevent terrorists from ... more

U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

published about 9 hours ago
U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United ... more

In a Venezuelan Border Town, a State of Emergency Is Barely Perceptible

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A state of emergency at the border town of San Antonio del Táchira has shown arbitrary policing and few changes in daily public activity.

Venezuelan Border Town Remains Active Despite President’s Order

published about 15 hours ago
Venezuelan Border Town Remains Active Despite President’s Order
A state of emergency at San Antonio del Táchira, which shares a border with Colombia, has spurred little change in daily public activity.

Mexican Opium Production Rises to Meet Heroin Demand in U.S.

published about 22 hours ago
Mexican Opium Production Rises to Meet Heroin Demand in U.S.
Children follow opportunities on rural mountainsides where they make excellent opium harvesters, and one governor compares his state to Afghanistan.

Letter From Washington: Outsiders Stir Politics, but Often Fail to Win or Govern Well

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In this campaign for the White House, everyone wants to run outside, trying to mimic Donald Trump's attention-getting distance from politics as usual.

Editorial: A Peace Plea for South Sudan

published about 11 hours ago
Editorial: A Peace Plea for South Sudan
Even after the recent deal, the United States and others must apply continued pressure to finally end the civil war.

38 People Killed in Truck Crash in Swaziland

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Dozens of women and girls were traveling to a traditional festival, but an advocacy group said that details of the accident were hard to come ... more

Turkey Launches Its First Airstrikes of ISIS Campaign

published about 14 hours ago
Turkish fighter jets carried out operations against Islamic State targets in Syria late Friday, as part of the United States-led coalition to fight the group, ... more

Lebanese Protesters Aim for Rare Unity Against Gridlocked Government

published about 15 hours ago
Lebanese Protesters Aim for Rare Unity Against Gridlocked Government
Led by “You Stink” organizers, demonstrators gathered in Beirut on Saturday, hoping to avoid the kind of violent clashes with the police that marred earlier ... more

Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in Egypt

published about 21 hours ago
The case has become a source of international embarrassment for the government, highlighting its sweeping crackdown on opponents as well as freedom of expression after ... more

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

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Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump
Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in ... more

ECB mulls policy response to market turmoil over China

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ECB mulls policy response to market turmoil over China
The European Central Bank looks set to keep its monetary policy gunpowder dry when its decision-making governing council convenes next week, despite the recent turmoil ... more

Poll shows trouble for Hillary Clinton in Iowa

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A new poll shows trouble for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their net in the search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and ... more

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as protests spill into second day

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a ... more