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17 minutes ago // Reuters

world Colombia's war victims urge forgiveness as society splits over peace deal

BOGOTA Thomson Reuters Foundation - Kidnapped and kept in chains for more than seven years in a jungle camp controlled by Colombia's FARC rebels, Alan Jara knows how hard it is to forgive and reconcile with the past.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

tech AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business to Pfizer

LONDON Reuters - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could reach more than $1.5 billion.

19 minutes ago // ABC

world Strong Quake Rattles Central Italy: "The Town Isn't Here"

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Myanmar Names Kofi Annan to Head Panel on Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's government has set up an advisory panel headed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to find "lasting solutions" to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against the Rohingya Muslims

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Syria Jarablus: Turkey pounds IS positions ahead of ground operation

A ferocious bombardment of so-called Islamic State positions marks the start of a Turkish offensive to drive the militants away from the Syrian border.

27 minutes ago // The New York Times

sports Kemp's Bases-Loaded Double Lifts Braves Past D-Backs

Matt Kemp has had some big hits in his many trips to Chase Field in his many seasons in the NL West. He had another one Tuesday night.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world India probes damage caused by French submarine data leak

SYDNEY/NEW DELHI Reuters - India is investigating damage caused to French Scorpene submarines that are being built in the country, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, after the leak of documents relating to the vessel's combat capabilities.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Italian town of Amatrice struck by earthquake

The town of Amatrice was among several locations to suffer serious damage when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch operation to sweep Islamic State from Syria town

ISTANBUL/KARKAMIS, Turkey Reuters - Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday to wipe out Islamic State militants along the border with Turkey, Turkish officials said.

32 minutes ago // Reuters

business India's Piramal to partner Bain Capital for distressed-debt investment

MUMBAI, Aug 24 Reuters - India's Piramal Enterprises Ltd said it would partner Bain Capital to invest in distressed assets, becoming the latest entrant in the space as the nation's banks are on a drive to clean up $120 billion of sour debt.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

business Nikkei gains as yen's rise pauses, caution before Yellen limits upside

TOKYO, Aug 24 Reuters - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday with a pause in the yen's rise lifting cyclical stocks, although caution before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance at a central bankers' meeting later in the week limited the gains.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports Dodgers take series opener by pummeling Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, 9-5

Adrian Gonzalez tracked the baseball as it exited the hand of San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner. He maintained his focus as his bat ripped through the strike zone, connecting with the slider and lining it up the middle. He did not turn away until it cleared the glove of shortstop Brandon Crawford,...

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

sports For the Record

Teacher tenure lawsuit: In the Aug. 23 Section A, an article about the California Supreme Courts decision not to review a lawsuit that challenged teacher tenure misidentified Michael Petrilli as the executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He ispresident of the institute. ...

35 minutes ago // Reuters

business BRIEF-Solvay inaugurates a new carbon fiber production line

Solvay doubles carbon fiber manufacturing capacity for aircraft structural applications with new US production line Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Gdynia Newsroom

36 minutes ago // USA Today

world At least 8 dead after 6.2 earthquake in central Italy, reports say

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near the medieval town of Norcia around 3:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, according to seismological data.

37 minutes ago // UPI

world Vladimir Putin offers Middle East peace talks for Israel, Palestinians

Shawn PriceMOSCOW, Aug. 24 UPI -- Russian President Putin is offering to host peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in his latest effort to become the Middle East's top power broker.

39 minutes ago // CBS

usa One year after face transplant, ex-firefighter sees new "normal"

Firefighter Pat Hardison suffered severe burns in 2001. One year ago, he took a chance that has changed his life

39 minutes ago // CBS

tech One year after face transplant, ex-firefighter sees new "normal"

Firefighter Pat Hardison suffered severe burns in 2001. One year ago, he took a chance that has changed his life

39 minutes ago // The New York Times

sports Dodgers Rough Up Bumgarner, Beat Giants 9-5 for 2-Game Lead

Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night.

40 minutes ago // The New York Times

sports Yankees 5, Mariners 1: Sabathia Buoys Yankees With a Superb Start

The rotations elder statesman delivered seven innings of one-run ball, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer in a victory in Seattle.

40 minutes ago // CBS

tech Amazing progress for child with double hand transplant

Now I can throw a football further than when I didnt have hands, says 9-year-old Zion Harvey, one year after surgery

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world Saudi Arabia foils attack on Shiite mosque in Qatif: media

DUBAI Reuters - Saudi security forces have foiled a planned suicide attack on a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many Shi'ite Muslims live, al-Arabiya news channel and other Saudi media reported early on Wednesday.

40 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Earthquake Hits Central Italy, Near Rome

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early on Wednesday, causing the collapse of buildings and trapping people under rubble.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Thai Junta's Opponents Staggered by Support for Status Quo

Opponents of the junta that took over Thailand two years ago are at a loss following an election that strengthens the military's hand in politics for years to come

41 minutes ago // VOA

world One Dead in Southern Thailand Bombing

One person is dead and more than 30 wounded after a car bomb detonated in southern Thailand Tuesday. Authorities say the vehicle was parked outside a hotel in the coastal town of Pattani, causing massive damage to the hotel entrance and several nearby buildings, including a karaoke bar and massage parlor. All the victims were Thai nationals. A bomb planted in the hotel's parking lot detonated just minutes earlier, but police say no one was injured. Tuesday's attack happened in the

43 minutes ago // USA Today

usa 'Hey ISIS, you suck!' billboard appears in Phoenix

Billboards have drawn global attention and requests from people in about a dozen cities

43 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Suspect in Alabama house murders used ax, gun in middle of night, police say

A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Fatalities, Significant Damage After Strong Quake in Central Italy

The major of an Italian town pleaded for help as emergency crews responded.

44 minutes ago // USA Today

sports 5 things to know about the next Olympics in Tokyo

The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro

45 minutes ago // The New York Times

sports Davis Hits 33rd Home Run in A's 9-1 Win Over Indians

The Athletics used a steady stream of big hits from three rookies and one big blast from a veteran slugger to end their latest losing skid.

46 minutes ago // BBC

business Data to show health of Scottish economy

The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland's finances.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Figures to show health of Scots economy

The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland's finances.

47 minutes ago // USA Today

business Asian stocks meander, dollar up on North Koreas missile

Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates.

48 minutes ago // ABC

usa Kansas Man Faces Sentencing for Role in Foiled Bomb Plot

A Topeka man faces sentencing Wednesday for his role in a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's foiled plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible

49 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible.

50 minutes ago // ABC

world Turkey in Cross-Border Operation to Free IS-Held Syrian Town

Turkey's military, US-backed coalition forces launch operation to clear Syrian border town of Islamic State militants