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U.S. and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, addressing ...

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

Aug 27, 2016

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe, after police fired tear gas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site ...

Survival of buried quake victims depends on many factors

Aug 27, 2016

Survival of buried quake victims depends on many factors

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? A week or more under the best circumstances, some experts say, if the trapped victims aren’t seriously injured and have air to breathe and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. In ...

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Aug 27, 2016

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Hopes were fading Saturday of finding more survivors under the rubble of central Italy’s devastating earthquake. The first funerals for victims were held Friday as the country prepared for an emotionally charged day of mourning. Flags were to fly at half-staff across the country ...

Aug 27, 2016

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France’s top administrative court 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. The ruling ...

Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Aug 27, 2016

Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday he was quitting politics, 10 months after voters tossed his Tories out of office in a general election. The awkward career politician, who was more at home plowing through economic theory than glad-handing voters on the ...