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US: Clinton calendars won’t be released until after election

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks up to audience members as she leaves a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day.

Posted on 27 August 2016 | 1:22 am

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

A view of the Conseil d'Etat, France's top administrative court, in Paris, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches. (AP Photo/Thomas Padilla)PARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.

Posted on 27 August 2016 | 1:19 am

Rousseff allies fight impeachment in Brazil political turmoil

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff is accused of breaking the law when she took unauthorized loans to bridge budget gaps during her 2014 reelectionAngry quarrels erupted at suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial, while her key ally, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced corruption charges on a day of turmoil for Latin America's biggest country.

Posted on 27 August 2016 | 12:33 am

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

FILE – This 2016 file photo shows Katie Manni of Aliquippa, Pa., holding her Vietnamese potbellied pig named Charlotte in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant in New Stanton, Pa. The owner of a Vietnamese potbellied pig named Charlotte, Katie Manni, said Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that the pig, which went missing July 11, 2016, has been found and was back home. The pig serves as a therapy animal at Beaver Elder Care & Rehab Center in Aliquippa, Pa., and Manni and her fiance Edward Perry had offered a $500 reward for the pig's safe return. (Jessica M. Subich via AP, File)ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

Posted on 27 August 2016 | 12:14 am

The Latest: Trump’s doctor stands by his positive report

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:59 pm

Illinois governor urges 2018 vote on ‘rigged’ political mapmaking

Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner talks to media after meeting with Obama at the White House in WashingtonBy Dave McKinney CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner urged lawmakers on Friday to allow voters in 2018 to decide whether to change how political boundaries are drawn after the state's Supreme Court a day earlier declared a petition-driven redistricting initiative for this fall's statewide ballot unconstitutional. Rauner called Illinois' existing political maps, which are drawn by Democrats who control the General Assembly, "rigged and gerrymandered" because they have left a majority of legislative races this fall without challengers to incumbent legislators. "Our system of government is broken," Rauner told reporters during a stop in Marion, in far southern Illinois.

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:39 pm

Tunisia’s new government wins parliamentary approval, eyes austerity

Chahed arrives to deliver a speech at the Assembly of People's Representatives in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia's new government won a confidence vote late on Friday after the Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warned in Parliament an austerity programme will be inevitable with thousands of public sector job cuts and new taxes if Tunisia does not overcome its economic difficulties. The Unity government was backed by 167 of the parliament's 217 members. Chahed has promised his new government will take tough decisions to help the economy grow and create jobs as the country comes under pressure from international lenders to push through reforms and trim public spending.

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:35 pm

Amazon dabbling with 30-hour work weeks: report

Amazon dabbling with 30-hour work weeks: reportMany people at Amazon already work part-time, but the program would be novel in that entire teams including managers would be scheduled for 30 hours weekly on the job

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:20 pm

Obama creates world’s largest marine protected area

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National MonumentWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:09 pm

Convicted bank robber charged in Toronto crossbow deaths

People watch from their front door as police stand at a crime scene in the Scarborough suburb of TorontoBy Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) – A Toronto bank robber known as the "fake beard bandit" was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after three people were killed in a crossbow attack in the city's east end, police in Canada's largest city said on Friday. Brett Ryan, 35, who appeared in court briefly on Friday, was arrested in 2008 for committing robberies in disguise, police said. Property records showed that the house where the three were killed was in the name of Susan and William Ryan, 66 and 65 years old, respectively.

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:00 pm

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Poverty Could Hobble Colombia’s Anti-drug Push After Peace Deal – Voice of America


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Poverty Could Hobble Colombia's Anti-drug Push After Peace Deal
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Jose Toconas, 45, shows the drying marijuana plants grown out at his home in the mountains of Tacueyo, Cauca, Colombia, Feb. 10, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. TACUEYO, COLOMBIA —.
Security Council reiterates commitment to Colombian peace processUN News Centre
Colombia awaiting definitive cease-fire announcement from FARCFox News
The Colombia Accord: When Negotiations and Concessions are NecessaryThe National Interest Online (blog)
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Posted on 27 August 2016 | 1:24 am

Residents Abandon Daraya as Government Seizes a Symbol of Syria’s Rebellion – New York Times


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Residents Abandon Daraya as Government Seizes a Symbol of Syria's Rebellion
New York Times
An image provided by the Syrian antigovernment group Local Council of Daraya City showed residents gathered with their belongings as they prepared to evacuate from Daraya on Friday. Credit Local Council of Daraya City, via Associated Press. BEIRUT …
The Syrian uprising's most famous stronghold is about to fall to Assad's governmentWashington Post
Syrian residents, rebels leave besieged city of DarayaCNN
Residents of Besieged Syrian Town Say Goodbye to Those Left Behind ForeverWall Street Journal
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:55 pm

Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims – BBC News


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Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims
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A day of national mourning has begun in Italy for the almost 300 people who died when a powerful earthquake hit mountainous central regions. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to attend state funerals for victims from Arquata, one of the worst-hit towns.
AP News in Brief at 6:04 pm EDTWashington Post
The Latest: Death Toll Rises to 281 in Italian EarthquakeNew York Times
Aftershocks rattle rescuers as Italy quake toll rises to 268USA TODAY
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:17 pm

Bombing May Be Sign of PKK Offensive After Turkey Incursion Into Syria – Voice of America


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Bombing May Be Sign of PKK Offensive After Turkey Incursion Into Syria
Voice of America
Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in Cizre, located in Turkey's Sirnak province bordering both Syria and Iraq, in this still image from video, Aug. 26, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in TurkeyOCRegister
Turkey blast: 11 killed at police checkpointCNN
Suicide truck bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 woundedChicago Tribune
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 10:47 pm

In shocking burst of violence, striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia – Los Angeles Times


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In shocking burst of violence, striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia
Los Angeles Times
Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling metal prices. The miners were demanding they
In Bolivia, Striking Miners Kidnap And Kill High-Level MinisterNPR
Security Minister Taken Hostage Begs For Life Live On Radio Prior To MurderDaily Caller
Bolivarian Miners Kill Government Minister In Protest Against SocialismForbes
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 8:20 pm

Police Break Up Zimbabwe ‘Mega-Demonstration’ In Defiance Of Court Order – NPR


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Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order
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In Zimbabwe's capital city, police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a demonstration that the country's top court had ruled could proceed. Opposition leaders termed Friday's march in Harare a "mega-demonstration." It marked "the first time
Police in Zimbabwe Hit Protesters With Batons, Tear Gas and Water CannonsNew York Times
No "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protestersReuters
Zimbabwe Police Fire Tear Gas, Clash With ProtestersVoice of America
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:57 pm

Children among dead in Syria barrel bomb attack – CNN


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Children among dead in Syria barrel bomb attack
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(CNN) The video shows a devastating scene: Two boys covered in dust desperately cling to each other and cry. "My brother is gone," one sobs. It's one of several harrowing videos activists shared after a barrel bomb in the Syrian city of Aleppo killed
The Night Omran Was SavedTIME
White Helmets, Omran and fading hope in SyriaBBC News
A Wounded Boy's Silence, and the Candidates'Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 4:00 pm

French court suspends burkini ban – CNN


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French court suspends burkini ban
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(CNN) Mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, France's highest administrative court ruled Friday. The Council of State's ruling suspends a ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice, and could affect cities around the country that have
Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedomsWashington Post
Court Overturns 'Burkini' Ban in French TownNew York Times
France 'burkini': Mayors urged to heed court's rulingBBC News
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 3:51 pm

Experts Speculate on North Korea’s Motive for Ballistic Missile Test – Voice of America


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Experts Speculate on North Korea's Motive for Ballistic Missile Test
Voice of America
FILE – An underwater test-firing of a strategic submarine ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang, April 24, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ …
North Korea claims it's now able to nuke US mainlandUSA TODAY
North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Celebrates Ballistic Missile Test with 'Mass Dancing'Breitbart News
Coming of Age in North KoreaThe Atlantic
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Posted on 26 August 2016 | 10:05 am