• More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    By Iona Serrapica and Miran Jelenek AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town estimated that

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  • Merkel urges Turks not to bring conflicts to Germany

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged people of Turkish origin living in Germany to take part in German society and not to bring conflicts taking place back in Turkey to Germany. Relations between Berlin and Ankara, a key partner for the European Union in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe,

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  • Autism a Silicon Valley asset with social quirks

    Laser-focus on detail that comes with his place on the autism spectrum are part of what makes Weiss a top analyst at MindSpark, a young California firm mixing business smarts with social good. "I see things others wouldn't," said 27-year-old Weiss, who was diagnosed with autism when he

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  • In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.

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  • Nigeria president says Boko Haram leader has been wounded

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday the military wounded the leader of Boko Haram, his country's homegrown Islamic extremist group.

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  • Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud

    By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo and his chief rival both said on Sunday they were set to win an election that has proved to be the most serious challenge yet to the Bongo family's half-century rule over the tiny, oil-rich nation.

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  • Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte

    Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold. The battle for the hometown of Libya's slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi was launched more than three months ago by

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  • Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top governmental posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80.

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  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school, Chicago police announced Sunday.

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  • Trump immigration policy to be 'fair and humane': campaign chief

    Donald Trump is committed to a "fair and humane" approach to securing America's borders, but details of his evolving immigration policy will be revealed at a later time, his presidential campaign team said on Sunday. The Republican presidential candidate's hardline stance on repatriating

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  • Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world.

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  • Veteran Uzbek leader in hospital as succession issue looms

    By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) - Islam Karimov, the 78-year-old president of Central Asia's most populous country, is undergoing hospital treatment, Uzbekistan's government said on Sunday, in a rare statement about the health of a reclusive leader who lacks an obvious successor. A government

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  • Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes against IS.

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  • Gabon opposition candidate says he has been elected president

    Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping claimed Sunday he had been elected president, unseating Ali Bongo in a single-round election. Official results from Saturday's vote are due out on Tuesday and candidates are prohibited by law from making such announcements. Bongo, 57, has been in

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  • The Latest: Gary Johnson optimistic on debate access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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  • Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'

    A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder. With a little more than two months to go before the Nov. 8 U.S. election, the comments by David

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  • Houthis say ready for fresh Yemen talks if attacks stop

    Yemen's Houthi-run governing council said on Sunday it was ready to restart peace talks with the country's exiled government provided a Saudi-led coalition stopped attacking and besieging Houthi-held territories. U.N.-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country

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  • Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack

    DALLAS (AP) — The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city's police chief described the men as "guardians" of democracy, praising them for protecting the freedom to protest at a large demonstration against police brutality.

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  • Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

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  • The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

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  • Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

    Iran has arrested a "spy" involved in the nuclear negotiations with world powers but has not yet formally charged the suspect, the judiciary's spokesman told reporters on Sunday. Legal action has been instigated against him and he has been released on bail," the official IRNA news

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  • A radio career under microscope in race for Minnesota seat

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Lewis is making the work of opposition researchers irrelevant for one of the nation's most contested congressional races.

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  • Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's stops in Bangladesh and India come amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations.

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  • Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

    Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit some of the Italian villages devastated by this week's earthquake, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching. Francis said the Catholic Church shared the "suffering" of the victims of the quake that

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