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US finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals

United States' Lashawn Merritt, left, takes the baton to anchor his team to the gold medal in the men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. At right is Trinidad and Tobago's Machel Cedenio who took the silver. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4×400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships.



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Eni says it’s found ‘supergiant’ natural gas field off Egypt

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni says it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt. 
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Italian energy giant Eni says it’s found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt

ROME (AP) — Italian energy giant Eni says it’s found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt.
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Walker says wall on Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says that building a wall along the country’s norther border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review.
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Tanzania’s opposition vows to review mining, gas contracts

Edward Ngoyani Lowassa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, addresses the UN General Assembly during the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, at the United Nations, in New YorkBy Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania's main opposition presidential candidate said he would review mining and gas contracts, and also scrap "unnecessary" tax exemptions for mining companies, if elected president of the east African nation in October. Former prime minister Edward Lowassa, 62, snubbed as the ruling party's candidate last month, switched to become the opposition coalition's contender. "My government will review all major energy and mining contracts and rectify shoddy deals," Lowassa said late on Saturday in a televised statement, without giving specifics.



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Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

FILE - In a Thursday, May 7, 2015 file photo, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Merkley on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.



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Boy still missing 4 years after mom’s death

On May 11, 2011, Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of Greenman Elementary School citing a family emergency.










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Calls for action on migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

A young girl and boy cry as police block a group of migrants trying to cross the Macedonian-Greek border near the town of Gevgelija on August 21, 2015Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) – Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe finally to get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier. Pope Francis called Sunday for "effective cooperation" against "crimes that offend all humanity". The truck tragedy, plus yet another Mediterranean shipwreck claiming at least 111 lives, have served as chilling reminders of Europe's failure to cope with the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants.



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Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

This Aug. 12, 2015 picture shows ascupture representing Jan Karski, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter, in Warsaw, A Polish-American Holocaust survivor plans to build a memorial in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto to the thousands of Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the war. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.



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South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — A rebel-appointed official in South Sudan’s war-ravaged Unity state says government troops on Sunday attacked a village on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement.
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After autopsies on refugees found in truck, Austrian police presume they suffocated

A member of a forensic team walks in front of a truck in which more than 70 bodies were found, at a customs building with refrigeration facilities in the village of NickelsdorfForensic examiners have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies of refugees found dead in an abandoned refrigeration truck on an Austrian highway and presumed they suffocated, Austrian police said on Sunday. "We are still awaiting the final report from the forensic team, but it looks like they have suffocated," said Gerald Pangl, police spokesman in the province of Burgenland where the truck was found. Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with the deaths and under suspicion of human trafficking.



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The Latest: US wins men’s 4×400-meter relay at worlds

United States’ Sanya Richards-Ross holds the baton as she waits to start the women’s 4x400 relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):



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Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.
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Images of Israeli soldier trying to arrest boy with broken arm go viral

Images of an armed Israeli soldier trying to arrest an 11-year-old Palestinian boy with a broken arm in the West Bank went viral on social media over the weekend.










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Whoa! She’s 50?

Singer Shania Twain turned 50 on August 28.










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2 die in storm in Washington state

A powerful storm unleashed strong winds that toppled trees and power lines in the Northwest, leaving two people dead in Washington state, authorities said.










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Wife of slain deputy speaks out

The wife of a Texas deputy shot to death at a gas station described her husband as a “blend of toughness and gentility” as she mourned the fallen officer.










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Ayana wins 5,000 for 2nd Ethiopian gold on final day

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana stands next to the timing board after winning the gold in the women's 5000m in a championship record time of 14:26.83 at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — On a big day for Ethiopia, Almaz Ayana stunned Genzebe Dibaba to win the 5,000 meters and deny her teammate a second gold medal at the world championships.



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Don’t forget about Erika just yet

Erika is no longer a tropical storm, but could still bring heavy rains and flooding as it heads to Florida from the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.










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Baseball fan dies after falling from upper deck












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Malaysia’s Mahathir calls for ‘people power’ movement to topple PM

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves as he attends a rally organised by pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) near Central Market in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala LumpurBy Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. "The only way for the people to get back to the old system is for them to remove this prime minister," said Mahathir, a deeply respected 90-year-old who was once Najib's patron and is now his fiercest critic. The protest has brought into the streets a political crisis triggered by reports of a mysterious transfer worth more than $600 million into an account under Najib's name.



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Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU’s field of dreams

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, refugees run into a corn field after crossing from Serbia through the barbed wire fence, near Roszke, southern Hungary. Round the clock, thousands of refugees cross daily along the approximately 110-mile (175-kilometer) border with non-EU member Serbia to the south. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.



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Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country’s United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.
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Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe ‘never said a word’

An arrested suspect of the recent Bangkok blast is shown in this Thai Royal Police handoutThere has been no word of his nationality, affiliation or whether the evidence seized in a shabby Bangkok apartment block amounts to a smoking gun for the attack on a crowded downtown shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago. Police have been tight-lipped – at times cryptic – about the man they indicate is the chief suspect caught on camera leaving a bag at the site of a bombing that shook Bangkok's bustling commercial heart.



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US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone ‘blood diamond’ case

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war, a legal aid group said.
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Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians -residents

An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said. In another air raid on the capital Sanaa, residents said four civilians were killed when a bomb hit their house near a military base in the south of the city. The attacks were the latest in an air campaign launched in March an alliance made up mainly of Gulf Arab states in support of the exiled government in its fight against Houthi forces allied to Iran.
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Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

In this undated image provided on Saturday Aug. 29, 2015 by Mount Sinai Hospital in New York shows Dr Vivek Reddy as he checks the screen while doing a surgery to implant the new tiny wireless pacemaker at the Mount Sinai hospital in New York . Unlike traditional pacemakers — which need a generator and wires and are implanted via surgery — the new pacemaker is a wireless tiny tube that can be attached to the right side of the heart using a catheter inserted through the leg. (Mount Sinai Hospital via AP) NO ARCHIVE NO SALESLONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. 



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Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, British Ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, poses for a selfie with an Egyptian photographer at the entrance to the British embassy in Cairo, Egypt which reopened following more than a week of suspension due to security fears. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Casson on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in a statement that it objected to Casson’s comments, calling them “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary,” and “incompatible with diplomatic norms and practices.” (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."



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