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Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel
Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel Sanaa (AFP) - Yemeni rebels claimed they hit a vessel Saturday operated by the Emirati military, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government. The UAE military said a boat under its command was involved in an "incident" in the Bab al-Mandab strait. It said there were no casualties. "Rockets targeted an Emirati warship as it approached the coast of Mokha," on the Red Sea,   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Saudi Arabia |  Yemen |  Red Sea | 
USA Luge sliders headed to Norway for on-ice training
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Luge is going halfway around the world in search of some winter. More than a dozen American lugers are expected to be on the ice Monday in Lillehammer, Norway, for the start of training for the 2016-17 season. It's an international training week, and many other national teams are expected to be present. "The first on-ice training every year is pretty exciting," said Erin   Read More ...
Places: Americas |  United States |  Norway | 
Syrians refuse attempted relocation along Jordan border
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan are refusing to move five kilometers (3.1 miles) west to a soon-to-be opened aid distribution center. Videos sent to the Associated Press on Saturday showed a protest against any relocation from the al-Ruqban camp. Aid officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the new site was built to draw refugees away from a nearby Jordanian military base, and that   Read More ...
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Ukrainian rebels, govt report partial weapons withdrawal
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels say they have pulled back heavy weapons in only one out of three planned locations on the front line in eastern Ukraine. Both sides in the conflict that has killed more 9,600 people since it began in 2014 said Saturday they had pulled back at the village of Zolote northwest of the rebel-held city of Luhansk. The Russian-backed rebels and Kiev   Read More ...
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Protesters hold 'die-in' at Heathrow against airport expansion
Protesters hold 'die-in' at Heathrow against airport expansion LONDON (Reuters) - More than a hundred people demonstrated at London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday, including dozens who took part in a "die-in" at one terminal, just weeks before Prime Minister Theresa May's government is due to decide where to build a new runway. After a decade of reviews and U-turns, the government is expected to rule in mid-October on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow, Europe's busiest   Read More ...
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Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis
Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria. The United Nations has warned that 75,000 children could die of starvation in a year if speedy action isn't taken in northeast Nigeria, where underfunded aid agencies say 4.4 million people need food and   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Hunger | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  West Africa |  Nigeria |  United States |  North East |  South West |  Lagos | 
Angry Brazilian voters looking to upend political order
Angry Brazilian voters looking to upend political order SAO PAULO (AP) — In Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo, the leading mayoral candidate is a businessman who once fired people on air during a television reality show. In the country's crown jewel city of Rio de Janeiro, the front-runner is an evangelical pastor. And in Belo Horizonte, a former pro soccer player is leading the pack. For the first time since a bruising impeachment fight led to the   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Latin America |  Brazil |  Southeast |  Minas Gerais |  Belo Horizonte |  Rio de Janeiro |  Rio de Janeiro | 
How to start a racing series with Teslas — an interview with the CEO of Electric GT World Series
How to start a racing series with Teslas — an interview with the CEO of Electric GT World Series The Electric GT World Series is an all-Tesla racing series that was . But the announcement was accompanied by very little detail: the series was being started by a new company called Electric GT Holdings, it was supposedly going to run its races on famous circuits like the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and the Nürburgring, and the entire field would be made up of Tesla Model S sedans. That was it.   Read More ...
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New trailers: Fantastic Beasts, Ava DuVernay's new documentary, and more
New trailers: Fantastic Beasts, Ava DuVernay's new documentary, and more Hi everyone, I'm back to writing about trailers again after taking a couple days off last week. I haven't been watching all that many things lately — I'm trying to watch Atlanta, but my (parents') cable account won't authenticate... — but over the weekend I caught up on Gone Girl, which I'd missed despite how insanely buzzy it was two years ago. And, um, I have a lot of thoughts   Read More ...
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Meet the New 'SNL' Castmembers: Who are Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor?
They say change is the only constant in life. And that's never more true than with Saturday Night Live, which has churned out more than 170 castmembers throughout its 41 years on the air. This season features a notable number of cast shuffles with the departures of Taran Killam and Jay Pharaoh, both after six seasons, as well as Jon Rudnitsky, who left after just one. In their place are   Read More ...
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'Godspeed' heads list of Golden Horse Award nominees
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese dark comedy "Godspeed" took home eight nominations for next month's 53rd annual Golden Horse Awards, with the nominees announced in Taipei on Saturday. "Godspeed" was nominated for awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography. The movie, which stars veteran Hong Kong actor Michael Hui and Taiwanese talk show host Lin Yu-chih, is about a taxi driver who   Read More ...
Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Places: United States |  Hong Kong |  Taiwan | 
Thailand's king recovering after respiratory infection: palace
Thailand's king recovering after respiratory infection: palace BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is recovering after a respiratory infection, the palace said in a statement on Saturday. The king has no fever and is breathing normally after doctors administered antibiotics to treat an inflammation of his left lung on Sep. 29, it said. A team of physicians would continue to give the king renal therapy and monitor his condition closely,   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Medical Care |  Healthcare Professionals |  Doctors | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Southeast Asia |  Mainland |  Thailand | 
Hamilton in a 'league of his own' in Malaysia
By Abhishek Takle. SEPANG (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton reveled in being in a “league of his own” after storming to a dominant pole position on Saturday with an unbeatable qualifying lap for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Briton’s one minute, 32.850 second effort was good enough for him to take pole from his championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg by a gaping 0.414 seconds. It was also   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: United States |  Malaysia |  United Kingdom | 
Motor racing-Hamilton in a "league of his own" in Malaysia
By Abhishek Takle. SEPANG, Malaysia, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton revelled in being in a "league of his own" after storming to a dominant pole position on Saturday with an unbeatable qualifying lap for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Briton's one minute, 32.850 second effort was good enough for him to take pole from his championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg by a gaping 0.414 seconds.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: United States |  Malaysia |  United Kingdom | 
Is India ready to embrace DRS?
Is India ready to embrace DRS? "We won't take decisions too hard because we in the first place decided that we won't use DRS.” On the eve of the second Test match of the ongoing India-New Zealand series, at Eden Gardens, India’s skipper Virat Kohli talked about the possibility of embracing the Decision Review System (DRS) in the near future. The Kanpur Test against the Kiwis saw many questionable decisions by on-field umpires that once again   Read More ...
Places: New Zealand |  United States |  India |  North |  Uttar Pradesh |  Kanpur | 
CCV, Zelalem, Klinsmann on U-20 roster as U.S. plays Germany, Netherlands, England
CCV, Zelalem, Klinsmann on U-20 roster as U.S. plays Germany, Netherlands, England In some ways, this tournament could be more interesting than the USMNT’s friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand. The United States U-20 team is preparing for World Cup qualification by facing a fearsome threesome in the Four Nations Tournament in England. The Yanks will play Germany on Wednesday in Leigh, the Netherlands on Friday in Manchester, and England on Monday in Rochdale. Among the names to watch, of course, are   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: New Zealand |  United States |  Cuba |  Germany |  Netherlands |  United Kingdom |  England |  North West |  Greater Manchester |  Rochdale | 
Luis Enrique hails values of 600-game Iniesta
Luis Enrique hails values of 600-game Iniesta Barcelona (AFP) - boss Luis Enrique lauded Andres Iniesta's behaviour as well as his ball skills ahead of the midfield maestro's 600th Barca game at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Along with Lionel Messi, Iniesta is Barcelona's most decorated player ever with 29 trophies, but is even more loved across Spain for his winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. Iniesta is second behind only former teammate Xavi Hernandez as   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: United States |  Spain | 
Golf-U.S. take early edge in morning foursomes at Ryder Cup
By Larry Fine. CHASKA, Minnesota, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The United States threatened to pad their overnight lead at the Ryder Cup on Saturday as the hosts led Europe in two foursomes matches and trailed in one after a warm, sunny start at Hazeltine National. The U.S. side, losers of three straight Ryder Cups, carried a 5-3 lead into the second day of the biennial match play competition. The Americans   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Europe |  Midwest |  West |  Minnesota | 
U.S. take early edge in morning foursomes at Ryder Cup
U.S. take early edge in morning foursomes at Ryder Cup By Larry Fine. CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - The United States threatened to pad their overnight lead at the Ryder Cup on Saturday as the hosts led Europe in two foursomes matches and trailed in one after a warm, sunny start at Hazeltine National. The U.S. side, losers of three straight Ryder Cups, carried a 5-3 lead into the second day of the biennial match play competition. The Americans did not   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Europe |  Midwest |  West |  Minnesota | 
Emotional McIlroy leads Europe charge but US leads Ryder Cup
Chaska (United States) (AFP) - An emotional Rory McIlroy led Europe's morning charge Saturday on day two of the Ryder Cup even as the United States clung to a 5-3 lead at Hazeltine. Third-ranked McIlroy and Belgium's went off first for Europe against Americans Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in morning alternate shot foursomes matches, Pieters first facing the crucible of 1,500 screaming spectators just after dawn at the first   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Europe |  Belgium | 

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