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In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early

6 hours 25 min ago

By Morag MacKinnon SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say. Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Islamic extremism.

The Latest: Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar after attacks

6 hours 25 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments after a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death and wounded a woman and a toddler before being shot and killed in Jerusalem's Old City, part of a series of recent attacks that have aggravated tensions in the Holy Land (all times local).

Factbox: Australia grapples with Islamic extremism

6 hours 27 min ago
Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as working to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. Below is a timeline of recent events in Australia linked to militant extremism. October 2015 – Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, shoots dead a civilian employee outside a police station in Sydney and is killed by officers at the scene.  May 2015 – Police raid a Melbourne home following a tip-off to the national security phone line and arrest a 17-year-old boy after finding three improvised explosive devices.

Typhoon heads for south China; tens of thousands evacuated

6 hours 32 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas of southern China, with a strong typhoon that was moving toward the mainland on Sunday already bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region.

Pacific trade ministers to meet Sunday after latest impasse

6 hours 33 min ago

Trade ministers of 12 Pacific Rim countries failed again to conclude a deal on a huge free-trade area and will meet one more time Sunday in hopes of reaching agreement. The ministers attempting to nail down a deal encompassing 40 percent of the global economy began meeting late Saturday with hopes of a breakthrough, but the talks in Atlanta broke up after only about 15 minutes, with little progress. Already once this year, in July in Hawaii, trade ministers gathered with expectations of a deal -- and left empty-handed.

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City for 2 days

6 hours 34 min ago

Israeli police announced Sunday that Palestinians will be banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for two days after twin attacks on Israelis that also left the perpetrators dead. The move will affect Palestinians in annexed east Jerusalem who do not live inside the Old City, with only Israelis, tourists, residents of the area, business owners and schoolchildren able to enter, they said. On Saturday night, a Palestinian said to be an Islamist militant killed two Israeli men and wounded a woman and a toddler in a knife and gun attack in the Old City.

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand

6 hours 35 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand.

Bangladesh plays down IS claim of killing Japanese man

6 hours 40 min ago

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government on Sunday played down a statement by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a Japanese man in the South Asian country, saying it would investigate the "fishy" claim.

Broner stops Allakhverdiev to capture WBA super lightweight title

6 hours 40 min ago

Adrien Broner stopped former world champion Khabib Allakhverdiev in the 12th round in front of his home crowd in Cincinnati to capture the WBA super lightweight title. Broner was pounding the Russian at will with combination punches in the 12th when referee Harvey Dock stepped in to stop the punishment.

13 dead after heavy flooding in French riviera

6 hours 50 min ago

Violent storms and flooding along the French riviera killed 13 people by early Sunday, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks. Five others are believed to have died as they sought to park their cars under shelter, according to local authorities, while emergency responders said three others drowned in their car when it became stuck inside a tunnel. Heavy flooding along the Cote d'Azur, in France's southeast, saw the River Brague burst its banks close to the city of Antibes and sent deadly waves crashing into the nearby home for the elderly.

Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an 'SNL' skit

7 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Set 'em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.

Not much solved on Sort 'em Out Saturday

7 hours 15 min ago

A month before the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, the No. 1 team in the country is an open-ended question.

No. 12 Clemson holds off No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22

7 hours 19 min ago

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney learned plenty about his 12th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night, qualities he believes make them hard to beat.

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

7 hours 21 min ago

US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear. Apple News, an app included in Apple's updated iOS 9 mobile operating system, launched last month, delivers content from more than 50 media partners, including the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Vogue.

McHugh, Rasmus help Astros beat Diamondbacks 6-2

7 hours 27 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The Houston Astros are finishing fast and will be playing somewhere next week. Just where and against whom is yet to be determined.

Leonard Fournette carries No. 9 LSU past E. Michigan, 44-22

7 hours 35 min ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's Leonard Fournette sounded more inclined to criticize his own leadership skills than take credit for a feat unmatched by any of the great Southeastern Conference running backs who came before him.

Greinke, Dodgers top Padres 2-1 to clinch home field in NLDS

7 hours 36 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke places no emphasis on individual statistics and is loath to consider his potential place among baseball's greatest pitchers.

Arizona State holds on late, upsets No. 7 UCLA 38-23

7 hours 37 min ago

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kalen Ballage ran the ball into the teeth of UCLA's defense in the final minute and refused to go down. One after another, his Arizona State teammates pushed and shoved him away from the Bruins and in for the clinching touchdown.

Keller, Schmid, Myernick enter National Soccer Hall of Fame

7 hours 37 min ago
SEATTLE (AP) — Kasey Keller was able to suppress his emotions. Sigi Schmid fought breaking down throughout his acceptance speech.

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, the hopeful keep digging

7 hours 40 min ago

By Sofia Menchu and Enrique Pretel SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 86 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing. Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside diggers through the mounds of earth that destroyed homes in Santa Catarina Pinula on the southeastern flank of Guatemala City after Thursday night's collapse of a hillside. Every batch of earth turned up by the diggers held more personal belongings, from mattresses and books to toys and Christmas decorations, reminders of around 350 people who authorities said were still unaccounted for.