• Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border region and drive back Islamic State with its first major incursion into its neighbour. Turkish

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  • In crime-ridden Israeli Arab city, police seek new approach

    By Sleiman Jad UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (Reuters) - On the rundown streets of Umm al-Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city.

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  • Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

    The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization. In making the announcement Thursday, Treasury ...

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  • The Latest: Outside crews helping tornado-hit Indiana city

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts from tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

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  • Germany: 3 wounded in shootout with anti-govt extremists

    BERLIN (AP) — Three people have been wounded in an armed standoff in eastern Germany between police and members of a group that denies the legitimacy of the modern German state.

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  • Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Senate has begun deliberating on whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office.

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  • Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

    Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's ...

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  • Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign.

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  • Swiss cantons propose local curbs on EU immigration

    Switzerland's cantons proposed on Thursday local hiring preferences to help limit immigration from the European Union, hoping to ease pressure on domestic job markets without infringing too much on EU citizens' right to free movement. The "bottom-up" protection plan comes with the

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  • Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

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  • Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead

    A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on ...

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  • Transparency, accountability, needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - U.N.

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on protected sites like hospitals to be punished. Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition are

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  • Syrian Kurdish YPG says it returned to base after Manbij's capture

    The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday its forces taking part in an operation to capture the city of Manbij from Islamic State had returned to their bases after the mission was successfully completed. The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State separately said the "main element"

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  • Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks

    By Lesley Wroughton JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the country's powerful deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday to discuss ways to end conflict in Yemen and resume peace talks between the warring sides. Kerry arrived

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  • Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

    Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, saying he will give congress the text of the deal on ...

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  • Fujifilm makes camera and lens updates to its X Series

    FujiFilm announced on Thursday that it has updated its X Series with a new mirrorless camera and a compact lens.

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  • Zawahri urges Iraq Sunnis to wage guerrilla war if Islamic State defeated

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Iraq's Sunnis to prepare for a "long guerrilla" war if Islamic State is defeated, according to a video seen on Thursday. "The Sunnis of Iraq should not just surrender upon the fall of (their) cities into the hand of the Shi’ite Safavid

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  • Those with psychosis less likely to exercise finds new study

    A large international study published on Thursday in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin has found that those with psychosis are less likely to partake in physical activity, with men even less likely to meet global recommendations than women. The research, carried out by King's College London and

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  • Russia agrees to 48-hour Aleppo truce, U.N. awaits others - de Mistura

    Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian pause in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are awaited from other parties on the ground, U.N. officials said on Thursday. "We are very much focused in maintaining our line, we want a 48-hour pause, the

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  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

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  • Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse.

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  • Zuma says backs South Africa finmin, can't intervene in probe

    By Mfuneko Toyana PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he backs Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan but cannot intervene in a police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service, signalling a prolonged tussle that could rock markets further. The rand, which

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  • EU rejects US concerns of bias in company tax investigations

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest.

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  • Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

    JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Donald Trump is linking his "movement to take back the country" to Britain's surprising vote to leave the European Union.

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  • In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

    The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor. Iran's ...

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