• Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule
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    Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule

    Meghan curtailed her activities after attending the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games on Saturday night at Sydney's Opera House. "You are the role models to us all, and you are going to put on one hell of a show over the next week," Prince Harry told the competitors in his address

  • Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series
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    Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

    Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series.

  • 2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting death
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    2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting death

    Two teen-aged suspects have been charged, including one man who remains on the loose, in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school, authorities said Sunday. Gwinnett County Police said in a statement

  • Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico
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    Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico

    The migrants pose a tough challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to stop the illegal travelers' plans to press ahead to the U.S. border. More than 5,100 migrants have been registered in three shelters in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, while another 2,000 had camped out for

  • Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
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    Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

    Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, election officials said but across the country there were complaints that polling stations remained closed, often because staff failed to turn up. "Those eligible voters who were not able to cast their vote, due to technical issues, deserve the right

  • North Korea's box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification
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    North Korea's box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification

    On a divided Korean peninsula, tales of King Dangun - the mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom more than 4,350 years ago - play a quiet but persistent role in keeping the dream of reunification alive. This mythology made an appearance in September when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took South

  • Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion
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    Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

    The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. Based on sales projections, 75 per cent of the 302 million possible combinations

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    Tropical Storms Willa, Vicente take aim at Mexican Pacific coast

    Tropical Storm Willa gained strength on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico and is forecast to become a hurricane by Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The storm was about 280 miles (451 km) southwest of the major port of Manzanillo, and had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph

  • Trump: U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations
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    Trump: U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations

    President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia. The INF treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

  • The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia
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    The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom acknowledged that writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate. Maas spoke after he and Chancellor Angela Merkel released a joint statement calling on Saudi Arabia to hold to account

  • Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital
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    Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

    Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at home.

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    KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

    A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds voted last month in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in the region. Announcement of the results was delayed for three weeks after the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission said it received

  • Trump: U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations
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    Trump: U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations

    President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia. The INF treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

  • Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact
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    Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

    President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S

  • Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete
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    Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete

    Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building. Germany called that explanation "inadequate" and questioned whether countries should sell arms to Saudi Arabia, while

  • Hundreds in migrant caravan turn back, some trickle into Mexico
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    Hundreds in migrant caravan turn back, some trickle into Mexico

    After clashes with Mexican riot police on Friday, some 650 migrants from the caravan made it into Mexico on the far side of a bridge over the Suchiate River, according to Mexican officials who said they were being registered. Some 2,000 Honduran migrants were already back home after giving up on continuing

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    'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

    Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in

  • Polish regional vote a test for eurosceptic PiS government
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    Polish regional vote a test for eurosceptic PiS government

    PiS swept into power in 2015 on a promise of voter-pleasing welfare bumps, social conservatism and more state say in the economy. The election is part of a larger struggle over Europe's future, as Brexit and Hungary's Viktor Orban, a PiS ally, shake up the European Union and right-wing parties

  • Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
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    Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents

  • Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
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    Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

    For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. Results were discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of

  • Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections
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    Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

    Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long lines of voters.

  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote
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    Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

    The protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the EU and held up "Bollocks to Brexit" banners under sunny skies to call for another referendum on the eventual deal on how Britain will leave the world's biggest trading bloc. With just over five months until Britain is due to leave there

  • Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced
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    Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

    The comment was one of many critical reactions to Saudi Arabia's announcement early Saturday of the writer's violent death, indicating the kingdom's efforts to defuse a scandal that has gripped the world were falling short. U.S. President Donald Trump, however, was an exception. Despite

  • Yara Shahidi urges fight against 'identity blind narrative'
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    Yara Shahidi urges fight against 'identity blind narrative'

    LOS ANGELES — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all.

  • Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election
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    Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election

    Facebook has touted efforts to crack down on misinformation on its main platform ahead of the Oct. 28 presidential run-off between right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Haddad now alleges that businessmen supporting Bolsonaro have been paying to bombard voters with misleading propaganda