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Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance

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President Obama has said a key part of his strategy to degrade and defeat Islamic State militants will be working with moderate Syrian opposition groups. He has called on Congress to authorize $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels to become America's partners. But who...(more) 



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From orphanage to power -- the rise of Sweden's likely new leader

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Sweden's likely new prime minister, Social Democrat leader Stefan Loefven, may have little experience in national politics but this consensus-seeking trade unionist has overcome bigger obstacles before. Put into an orphanage by his mother as an infant, he has had his critics in his short time...(more) 



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Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'

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The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue," Mike Haines...(more) 



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Queen hopes Scottish voters 'think carefully' before vote

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Queen Elizabeth II hopes Scotland will "think very carefully" about their decision on whether to become an independent country in a closely-watched referendum, British media reported on Sunday. The queen was reported to say to a well-wisher "I hope people will think very carefully about the...(more) 



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Hurricane Odile loses some strength, menaces Mexico's Baja

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Hurricane Odile sped toward Mexico's southern Baja peninsula as a dangerous storm and locals rushed to prepare ahead of a possible hit to the luxury resorts of Los Cabos later on Sunday. Odile lost some strength on Sunday afternoon and become a Category 3 hurricane as...(more) 



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UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

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(Reuters) - UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's...(more) 



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Tired finish for McIlroy to end stellar PGA Tour season

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's bid to add several exclamation points to his brilliant PGA Tour season was derailed at the Tour Championship on Sunday as the world number one succumbed to mental fatigue after a hectic 10-week run. Competing in his eighth...(more) 



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Sao Paulo beats Brazilian league leader Cruzeiro

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted a first-half penalty to help Sao Paulo defeat Cruzeiro 2-0 and move within four points of the defending champion in the Brazilian league on Sunday. 



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Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school

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As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school in Gaza on Sunday, Azhar recited a poem eulogising her father, killed by Israeli shelling in the enclave's recent conflict. "Daddy, what can I tell you, if I say I love you it's not enough," the...(more) 



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Swedish Social Democrat leader says ready to start building govt after election win

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The leader of Sweden's Social Democrats said he was ready to start the process of building a new government after the center-left won an narrow victory in a general election on Sunday. Stefan Lofven said Sweden was facing major challenges after 8 years of center-right rule...(more) 



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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence

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By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. The designer, who is as famous for her...(more) 



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Ex-president Gbagbo's party withdraws from Ivory Coast poll body

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The party of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo withdrew from the country's election commission on Sunday, setting back efforts to draw it into the political mainstream before a scheduled presidential election next year. Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) boycotted parliamentary polls in 2011 and local...(more) 



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