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At least 86 killed in Turkey's deadliest attack
At least 86 people were killed Saturday in the Turkish capital Ankara when twin blasts ripped through groups of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists gathering for an anti-government peace rally, the deadliest attack in the history of modern Turkey. The attack, near Ankara's main train station, ratcheted up tensions ahead of Turkey's November 1 snap elections which were already soaring amid the government's offensive on Kurdish militants. Sixty-two people died at the scene of the blasts and 24 more then succumbed to their wounds in hospital, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu told reporters in Ankara.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:19:20 -0400
Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images
Nigerian former oil minister Alison-Madueke has cancer: lawyer
Nigerian former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is under investigation over allegations of bribery and money laundering, has breast cancer and will undergo surgery in Britain, her lawyer said on Saturday. Nigerian authorities said Alison-Madueke, who served as oil minister for Africa's biggest crude producer from 2010-2015, was arrested in London last week.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:14:40 -0400
House Republicans asks: Can anyone lead us?
Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks
The Latest: North Korea shows off missiles, drones in parade
Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole in Sochi
Nico Rosberg out-qualified his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to claim pole for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi on Saturday. Rosberg, trailing Hamilton by 48 points in the world championship, claimed his third pole of the season by three tenths of a second with a time of 1 min 37.113 sec. It was Rosberg's third pole of the season and the 18th of his career and came after a dramatic morning during which Spaniard Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso escaped injury when crashed heavily at Turn 13 after careering out of control at more than 300 kph.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:07:03 -0400
Kim declares N. Korea ready to stand up to any US threat
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:06:24 -0400
Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88
Hollywood actor Randy Quaid 'arrested' trying to enter US
American actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested trying to cross into the United States from Canada, news reports said Saturday, the latest twist in a bizarre long-running saga. Canadian border officials say the couple are fugitives from justice in the United States over alleged illegal squatting in a US home that they used to own. The duo, said to have been living in Montreal since 2013, were stopped on Friday evening attempting to cross into Vermont, news reports said, citing Vermont State Police.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:00:36 -0400
Platini gets backing from South Americans
The South American confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday gave its backing to UEFA chief Michel Platini, saying it was against the 90-day ban imposed on him by FIFA. Platini, who is running to take over from Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA early next year, was handed the ban on Thursday as part of a FIFA investigation into fraud and corruption among its leaders. The Frenchman, who is also a vice-president of FIFA, has launched an official appeal against the sanction and he will be boosted by the support he has received from the powerful CONMEBOL body.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:57:21 -0400
Secret Service agent who saved Reagan after shooting dies
Presidents Cup finally has some drama, with US up by a point
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Whether it was the South African juggernaut of Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, the inspired play of Bae Sang-moon in front of his home crowd or a format change that reduced the number of matches, the Presidents Cup is truly up for grabs for the first time in 10 years.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:45:23 -0400
Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal
Ankara bomb blasts kill 86 at peace rally; 186 wounded