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BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being suc ...more

Reuters News - 16 mins ago

By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalize on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major f ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.Wit ...more

Reuters News - 32 mins ago

By Zoran Milosavljevic (Reuters) - A second-string U.S. team started their basketball World Cup title defense with a 114-55 mauling of Finland on Saturday, while Pau Gasol also lit up the opening day with 33 points and eight rebounds for host ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday."The United States government has requested that Australia help to tr ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state ...more

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(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The ...more

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New YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Stan Wawrinka was handed a walkover into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday when Slovenian Blaz Kavcic was forced out with a right foot injury. Kavcic, the world number 92, said he had taken an injec ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country ...more