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Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

KUALA LUMPUR - Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos.

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Israel approves jailing Jewish militants without trial to resolve lethal arson

JERUSALEM - Israel's security cabinet approved on Sunday the detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians without trial in a crackdown aimed at capturing the perpetrators of a lethal West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish militants. | Video

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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."

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Three Turkish soldiers killed as PKK steps up attacks after air strikes

ISTANBUL - Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers and wounded 31 in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday, as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment targeting Kurdish militants.

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Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

- A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter.

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Rouhani says nuclear deal a 'third way' for Iranian foreign policy

DUBAI/BEIRUT - President Hassan Rouhani affirmed his confidence in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers on Sunday, tackling the criticisms of hardliners and highlighting the achievements of his two-year-old presidency.

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Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said.

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Yemen Houthi boss tells men to fight on, dismisses loss of Aden

SANAA - The leader of Yemen's Houthis urged his militia on Sunday to fight on against Yemen's Gulf Arab-backed government, dismissing its recapture of Aden last month as a 'limited' achievement made possible by Ramadan.