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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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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

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded Serena Williams faced the toughest test yet in her U.S Open title defense before advancing to the round of 16 with a hard-played 6-3 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko on Saturday. World number one Williams, who ha ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.The tea party-backed Texan's rousing speech Saturday in Dallas energized thousands at the summit of Americans for Prosperity, ...more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tac ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. ...more

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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

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BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military s ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday.The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors f ...more

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Murray double-faulted to send the match to a fourth set, but then swiftly took care of business in a 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday. The eigh ...more