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IAAF defends its anti-doping record after reports of widespread 'abnormal' tests

KUALA LUMPUR - The head of world athletics vigorously defended the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest allegations to plunge international sport into crisis.

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Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

SYDNEY - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Kerry says United States, Egypt return to 'stronger base' in ties

CAIRO - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. | Video

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Republicans begin pivotal debate week with New Hampshire forum

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday, with the exception of Donald Trump, in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday.

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Planned Parenthood fight hits Congress, wider impact unclear

WASHINGTON, August 3 - Women's health group Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear.

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Greek stocks bashed at restart, China woes go on for commodities

LONDON - The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows.

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Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater."