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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.The case high ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president says Russian airstrikes that have targeted some foreign-back insurgents in Syria are unacceptable and warned Moscow that it runs the risk of alienating itself in the region.Recep Tayyip Erdogan said befor ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say Russian warplanes have struck in the central Homs province, killing at least two children and a shepherd.An activist media platform in the central town of Talbiseh said at least 10 air raids were carried out on ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Six candidates are vying to become head of the U.N.'s top authority on climate change science this week, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener e ...more

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament speaker has urged lawmakers to decide on a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers that would curb Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.The official IRNA ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.Voutsis got 181 votes from 297 voting lawmakers on Sunday.The 64-year-old Voutsis succeeds 38-year-old Zoe Konstan ...more

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By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu has openly endorsed President Thein Sein's ruling party in the Nov. 8 general election, saying Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was "full ...more

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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire in an Oregon college shot one classmate after saying he could save her life by begging, and others were killed after being told to crawl across the floor, according to relatives of students in the classr ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Set 'em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.The front-runner for the Democratic nomination appeared on the season opener of "Saturday Night Live" as a wise bartender named Val ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.Biden's decla ...more