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Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport: media
Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey's main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. There were no casualties and no disruption to flights, Diyarbakir governor Huseyin Aksoy told the news channel. Diyarbakir is the main city in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast, where Kurdish militants have waged a three-decade insurgency.
Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 23:07

Mariachi's holiday snaps with a message
Karim Hauser's Instagram account, 'Mariachi in transit' sees him place himself as a mariachi in unexpected settings.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 23:06

Born a refugee: Syria's war babies
More than 300,000 babies have been born as refugees since the start of the Syrian civil war.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 23:02

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect confessed to nuns' killing

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:56

Flawless Fowler builds 1-shot lead at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at The Barclays.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:54

Newspaper headlines: Health tax idea and ministers on the spot over Brexit
Sunday's papers include predictions of intense cabinet discussions on making Brexit work, and an ex-minister's proposal for a "health and care" tax.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 22:52

First Turkish death in Syrian campaign
Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 22:45

Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:42

Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5

NEW YORK (AP) — With each day, with every swing, this run by Gary Sanchez becomes even more remarkable.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:40

Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada

PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:40

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick ...



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:38

Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread
The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954: Virus found in Nigeria 1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equatorial Africa 1969–83: Zika found in equatorial Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan 2007: Zika spreads from Africa and Asia, first large outbreak on ...
Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:35

Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm
Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.
Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:35

Up to 300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year: migration office head

The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. Germans tend to use the word "refugee" to refer to both refugees and migrants who are seeking protection but do not have refugee status. Weise said Germany took in fewer migrants in 2015 than previously thought because some were registered twice and others had moved on to other destinations.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 22:18

Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday
The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, is set to announce a ceasefire at midnight on Sunday after a peace deal with the government.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 22:02

3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:59

Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to gather one final time in mid-September to ratify a peace accord reached this week with government negotiators and map out the group's political strategy without weapons.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:54

South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:53

Suspected rebels kill eight soldiers in ambush in Paraguay
Eight soldiers are killed in an ambush in northern Paraguay in an attack blamed on a Marxist rebel group.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 21:49

The Latest: Activists say Syrian planes bomb city of Homs

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:47

Jebet record alights Paris meet, Schippers wins

Kenyan-born Olympic champion Ruth Jebet obliterated the 3000m steeplechase world record Saturday as Dafne Schippers got back to winning ways in the 200m at the Paris Diamond League. On a sultry Parisian evening, Jebet's performance was the standout, the now-Bahraini having transferred allegiance to the Gulf state in February 2013 as a 16-year-old. Jebet clocked 8min 52.78sec, smashing the previous record of 8:58.81 achieved by Russian Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:16

Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 21:07

Back To School Barbershop: New Goals, Homework And Parental Supervision
Parenting blogger Doyin Richards, mother Tammy Garnes, and professor Christopher Emdin share goals for the new school year and thoughts about homework.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 21:07

Texas Students Return To Class With New Open Carry Law In Effect
At the University of Texas, it's the first week of school under a new state law that allows concealed handguns in classes, buildings and dorms. Protesters demonstrated for and against the law.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 21:07

Ben Carson Supports Trump's Outreach To African-Americans
Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 21:07

Mother Calls EpiPen Price Hike 'A Matter Of Life And Death'
Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 21:07

In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out

CHICAGO (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:04

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home
WEST DEPTOFRD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home.
Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 21:03

Teen Pilot Claims World Record In Round-The-Globe Solo Trip
When 18-year-old Lachlan Smart touched down in eastern Australia on Saturday morning, he became youngest person to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft.
npr.org | 27-Aug-2016 20:56

Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:52

Muir obliterates own British 1500m record in Paris
Laura Muir breaks her own British 1500m record by more than two seconds to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.
bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 20:51

The Latest: Trump says society can't tolerate violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:49

Nate Parker talks male privilege, consent in new interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker, the actor-director dealing with a 17-year-old rape case casting a storm over his new film and career, opened up about the incident in a new interview.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:38

Politically connected Gupta family to sell S.Africa companies

South Africa's wealthy Gupta family with influential ties to President Jacob Zuma said Saturday they plan to sell all their business interests in the country by the end of the year. "As a family, we now believe that the time is right for us to exit our shareholding of the South African businesses which we believe will benefit our existing employees, and lead to further growth in the businesses," said a statement issued by their holding company Oakbay Investments. The Gupta family companies led by brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh, have over the years been embroiled in scandals, including accusations of having undue influence over Zuma.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:21

Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi. "When combined with the investment from the private sector I expect the total real amount to be $30 billion," Abe said at the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). "This is an investment that has faith in Africa's future," he said.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:19

Children of Syria's besieged Daraya discover joy of sweets

Yazan, a four-year-old who has never known anything but deprivation, has finally discovered the joy of ice cream after being evacuated from the besieged town of Daraya near the capital of war-torn Syria. This week, under a deal between the government and rebel forces who controlled it, Daraya's thousands of civilians and rebel fighters were all evacuated from the town, devastated by constant bombardment. Yazan's family and many of the civilians were transferred to Hrajela, a village under government control located around 20 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Daraya.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:18

Colombia's FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19

Colombia's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, said in a statement on Saturday they will hold their final conference on Sept. 13-19 to ratify a peace accord with the government. The deal between the leaders of the leftist guerilla group, referred to as FARC, and the government was announced Wednesday in Havana, after almost four years of talks. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has sent the text of the accord to Congress, where legislators have 30 days to go over it before a national referendum on Oct. 2.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:14

NFL star Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in racism protest
American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.
bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 20:11

Cowboys quarterback Romo has broken bone in back

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back on the third play of Thursday night's preseason game and coach Jason Garrett said the injury would cost the veteran a chunk of the 2016 season. An MRI on Friday revealed Romo's back injury is much worse than anticipated, Garrett announced Saturday, two days after he was knocked out of the game against the Seattle Seahawks. "We're confident that he's going to be coming back and playing football for us this year," Garrett said but provided no timetable on Romo's possible return.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 20:10

Everton fan dies after collapsing during home game
An Everton fan has died after collapsing during Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City at Goodison Park.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 20:06

M20 motorway shut after lorry crash causes bridge collapse
A footbridge collapses on the M20 motorway in Kent after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 20:00

The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake

In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo and her younger sister Giorgia was recounted ...



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 19:59

Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed

Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region. The Turkish army on Wednesday launched the two-pronged cross border offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists but also Syrian Kurdish militia detested by Ankara, sending in dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops. Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish militia flared Sunday, with clashes taking place eight kilometres (five miles) south of the town of Jarabulus, the border town recaptured from IS this week by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 19:56

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital
Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2016 19:54

Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 19:51

Bahraini Jebet smashes 3000m steeplechase world record

Paris (AFP) - Olympic champion Ruth Jebet of Bahrain smashed the world record in the 3,000m steeplechase, clocking 8min 52.78sec at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.



Yahoo! News | 27-Aug-2016 19:30

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