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Iraq’s Barzani condemns Turkish bombing he says killed civilians

By Humeyra Pamuk and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Saturday condemned Turkey’s bombardment of a village there which he said had killed civilians, and called for a return to the peace process. “We condemn this bombardment that led to the martyrdom of people from the Kurdistan region and call on Turkey not to bombard civilians again,” Massoud Barzani said in a statement. A senior Turkish official told Reuters that Ankara was working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to investigate claims of civilian casualties in the village of Zargala on Friday.
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Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

This undated photo shows the exterior of a luxury home in Edwards, Colo. Once considered a last resort to dump a property that was distressed or couldn't sell, auctions have become a viable marketing option for selling luxury homes, mirroring common marketing techniques for high-end art, antiques and collectibles. There are still plenty of foreclosed luxury homes being sold off at cut-rate prices, but the perception of selling a luxury home via auction has started to change. (Ric Stovall/stovallstudio.com via AP)EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.



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Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a “small investigative procedure” in a hospital to assess an infection he has had for several weeks.
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Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country’s north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left their headquarters, activists said Saturday.
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Firefighter dies as CA blazes rage

A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said.


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Audio: Taliban deny peace efforts

In an audio message, a speaker purported to be the Taliban’s new leader denies that the Sunni Islamist group is attempting to work toward a peace process with the Afghan government.


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Snoop Dogg stopped by Italian customs

MILAN (AP) — Snoop Dogg has had another run-in with European authorities.
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‘Rose Garden’ country singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67

Lynn Anderson, pictured here in 2009, was best known for her 1970s country music hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden"Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news reports said Saturday. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN. Anderson had a string of other hits to become the biggest singer in country music of her era, before going on to moderate success as an actress.



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‘Veterans’ Ledecky, Franklin lead US charge at swim worlds

Missy Franklin (L) and Katie Ledecky, pictured sharing a podium in 2014, won 10 golds between them as teenagers at the Barcelona world championships two years agoNeither has yet turned 21, yet Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are the 'veterans' spearheading the USA's quest for world championship gold medals when the swimming section starts on Sunday. Between them, the pair won 10 golds as teenagers at the Barcelona world championships two years ago and they come to Kazan leading the USA's medal charge a year away from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. With superstar Michael Phelps absent in Kazan after last year's drink-driving conviction, the golden girls are set to shine for America.



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Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo Keith Wightman shows a frame picture of his son Lance Cpl. Brett Wightman at his home in Washington Court House, Ohio. Wightman was one of 14 Marines from Ohio-based Lima Company who were killed by an IED explosion in Iraq 10 years ago.CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all.



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Bin Laden’s half sister, her husband and mother killed in jet crash – Arabiya

Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe AirportA sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with four people on board including its Jordanian pilot was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a car auction site, the Dubai-based news channel reported on its website. It identified the three passengers as Sana' Mohamed bin Laden, her husband Zuhair Hashem and Sana's mother, Raja' Hashem.



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UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

This picture taken on Friday, July 31, 2015, shows the debris of the Embraer Phenom 300 jet that crashed near the end of the runway of Blackbushe Airport, while trying to land at the airfield about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in the crash, but did not further identify the dead. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.



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Syrian Kurdish forces say ‘provocative’ Turkey targeting them

Turkish military vehicle stands next to Turkish-Syrian border as Kurdish Syrian refugees gather near town of SurucA Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week and called on U.S-led forces to "clarify" their approach toward Ankara in light of this. The accusations highlight the tensions surrounding Turkey's entry into the fight against Islamic State. It made a turnaround last week by granting U.S-led forces access to its air bases and bombarding targets in Syria linked to Islamic State.



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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

FILE - In this April 2, 2005 file photo, Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper gestures to the crowd after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony in Universal City, Calif. The WWE said Piper died Friday, July 31, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.



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Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash

Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force. President Juan Manuel Santos called the victims “heroes” in a tweet. Airbus, the manufacturer of the CN235 aircraft, said in a statement that the plane was produced in Seville, Spain in 1998, and that no further information was available at this stage.
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Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico

Hundreds of houses painted in bright colors in what organizers claim is Mexico's largest mural, is part of a government-sponsored project is called Pachuca Paints Itself, in the Palmitas neighborhood, in Pachuca, Mexico, Thursday, July 30, 2015. German Crew is the artist collective responsible for painting the mural project. Director Enrique Gomez, who goes by MYBE, said the crew has painted 1,500 square meters with 20,000 liters of paint. The project aims to bring the community together and rehabilitate the area. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.



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Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays newly acquired starting pitcher David Price smiles in the dugout as his team plays the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015 in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.



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Exiled Yemen PM, officials in Aden to lead restoration

Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah pictured during a session of parliament in Yemen's capital Sanaa on December 18, 2014Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah flew to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city, an airport source said. Bahah, who is also vice president of the internationally recognised government, fled into exile with President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and his team earlier this year when the rebels entered Aden. Impoverished Yemen has been rocked by fighting between the Huthi rebels and Hadi loyalists, who have received air support from a Saudi-led Arab coalition.



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Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.
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Iraqi Kurdistan leadership wants PKK pullback

A member of the PKK walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern IraqKurdish rebels of the PKK should take their war with Ankara out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes from causing civilian casualties, the region's leadership said Saturday. "The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) must keep the battlefield away from the Kurdistan region in order for civilians not to become victims of this war," the office of the region's president Massud Barzani said in a statement. Turkey has carried out hundreds of raids against the Kurdish rebel group's mountain bases on either side of the Iraqi border.



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Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.



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Cops: Inmate escaped, then killed


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Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La ReunionBy Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. An Air France flight carrying the debris landed at Orly airport near Paris at 0417 GMT (12.17 a.m. ET), and it was then transferred by road to a military-run laboratory near the southwestern city of Toulouse that specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage. French investigators are not expected to begin examining the wreckage before Wednesday afternoon and their Malaysian counterparts will also be present, the Paris prosecutor's office said in a statement.



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Haren dealt by Marlins to Cubs for 2 minor leaguers

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Haren throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Dan Haren has been acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Miami Marlins.



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Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout: army statement

Egyptian army soldiers with a tank stand guard in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before the Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match between Al-Ahly and El Zamalek in the Mediterranean city of AlexandriaEgyptian armed forces killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. Selim Suleiman al-Haram, identified in the statement as a leader of the militant group known as Sinai Province, was asked to turn himself in by a group of soldiers that surrounded his house in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, the army said. Egypt is battling an increasingly brazen insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.



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Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.



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Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country’s most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
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Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise "Peak of the Furnace" volcano, on the southeastern corner of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Spewing red-hot lava, one of the most active volcanoes in the world is currently erupting on this Indian Ocean island, where the world’s attention has been focused since a wing fragment believed to be from the missing Malaysian jet was discovered washed up on a beach. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) — Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.



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