Pope arrives in Mexico City

Pope Francis, arriving in Mexico City to a spectacular welcome ceremony at the airport, described his meeting with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch as frank and congenial.

Syrian army edges toward Islamic State bastion, jets hit rebel towns 7:08am EST

BEIRUT/MUNICH Syrian government forces were poised to advance into the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province and allied Russian jets kept up air strikes on rebel-held towns north of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday.

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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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U.S. Defence Secretary says UK needs nuclear weapons for 'outsized' world role

LONDON Britain must renew its submarine-borne Trident nuclear weapons system if it is to maintain its "outsized" role in world affairs, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in comments published on Saturday.

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Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. | Video

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Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.

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Late-day buying could be start of turnaround

NEW YORK As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end.


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Help wanted for Google's car project

Google's postings show it wants manufacturing expertise amid speculation it wants to build its own cars. Fred Katayama reports.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

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