• Italy quake death toll rises to 267; nearly 400 hospitalized

    ROME (Reuters) - The number of people killed in the massive earthquake that shook central Italy on Wednesday rose to 267 on Friday and nearly 400 injured people were in hospitals, the Civil Protection department said. It said aftershocks were continuing in the area. More than 900 aftershocks have been

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  • Iran wants pre-sanctions oil market share: minister

    Iran wants its pre-sanctions share of the crude oil market, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Friday, dampening the prospects of agreement on an output freeze at an OPEC meeting next month. "Iran had no role in disrupting the stability of the oil market and after the (lifting of) sanctions we

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  • Mini Australian 'lion' named for David Attenborough

    A tiny "kitten-sized" marsupial lion that roamed Australia's ancient rainforests some 18 million years ago has been named after veteran British naturalist David Attenborough. The fossil remains of the "microleo attenboroughi" were found in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area

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  • Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian defense officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion ($38.13 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday. DCNS was

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  • The Latest: Romanian police detain 28 migrants

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local):

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  • Women, children 'tainted' by Boko Haram become Nigeria outcasts

    It took a Boko Haram widow to rescue Umar. Fatima Salisu had been held captive by the insurgents for 16 months and was forced to marry an Islamist fighter before she escaped to the camp outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri. Salisu says the other women never share food or board with her and they

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  • Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr's formula for getting re-elected in November includes touring factories and visiting nonprofits, not large-scale campaign events. He says he won't focus on being a candidate until the Senate adjourns in October.

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  • Rousseff defense begins in impeachment trial

    Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is to begin her defense case Friday in the Senate impeachment trial that could see the one-time leftist guerrilla ejected from office within days. Allies, including former economy minister Nelson Barbosa, will argue that the budgetary maneuvers were common

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  • Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

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  • Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

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  • Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners

    Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder. "All signs indicate that our deputy minister, Rodolfo Illanes, has been cowardly and brutally murdered,"

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  • Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.

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  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in

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  • Changing mood in Europe a year after Austria migrant disaster

    The gruesome discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck in Austria last August shocked Europe and led countries to open their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing war and poverty, mainly from the Middle East.

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  • AP EXPLAINS: Difference between shallow, deep earthquakes

    Italy's earthquake was a lot weaker than the one in Myanmar, but it did far more damage because it happened at a shallower depth. The Associated Press explains the difference between shallow and deep earthquakes. ...

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  • Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge whose six-month sentence in the sexual assault case of a former Stanford swimmer has removed himself from handling criminal matters, but efforts to recall him remain.

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  • Asia markets, dollar turn lower ahead of Yellen speech

    Most Asian markets began the day on a negative note on Friday while the dollar dipped as investors cautiously await a much-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen. With few catalysts to drive business this week, Yellen's talk at the annual Jackson Hole symposium of global central

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  • Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said.

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  • Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

    VARANASI, India (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after an artificial lake created by a landslide threatened their lives, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday.

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  • Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing

    PHOENIX (AP) — The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff has questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.

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  • Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado.

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  • Hungary to build second fence on Serbian border to keep out migrants

    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban said the new barrier, to be built alongside the existing one,

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  • Asian stock markets mixed as investors wait for Fed cue

    Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. ...

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  • Here are 4 short courses startup Founders and aspiring entrepreneurs should attend

    The programme is structured to validate everything crucial in launching and scaling your startup while avoiding common pitfalls Good product ideas are aplenty. But many fail to even move out of concept phase because of the lack of diligent market and product research. Good ideas need to be polished,

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  • Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

    The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. ...

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