Early voting data shows strengths for Trump and Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.
China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach
Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday. The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018. Lippi travelled to Beijing to accept an official offer for the post, according to a statement on the CFA's web site.
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Remembering war, grateful Bosnians rally for Hillary Clinton
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) ? Residents of Sarajevo expressed Saturday their support for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming U.S. presidential election based in part on the role her husband's administration had in ending Bosnia's devastating war during the 1990s.
The Latest: Turkey signals expansion of operations in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) ? Turkey's president says the country will be expanding its operations in north Syria, including entering the cities of al-Bab, Manbij and Raqqa.
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Iraq forces in fierce Kirkuk clashes with IS
Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. A toxic cloud released by a fire IS militants set off at a sulphur plant south of Mosul earlier this week killed at least two civilians and forced some US service members to wear masks. A day after the shock attack on the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, jihadist snipers and suspected suicide bombers were still at large, prompting Baghdad to send reinforcements.
Canada says EU's 'job' to save trade pact
Canada turned up the heat on the European Union Saturday, saying it was the bloc's "job" to save a trade pact put in doubt by a Belgian region's refusal to sign on. Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian trade minister, was firm after leaving last-ditch talks with European parliament head Martin Schulz to salvage the proposed accord that was seven years in the making. "Now the ball is in Europe's court and it's time for Europe to finish doing its job," Freeland said, adding that she was returning to Toronto on Saturday.
Top EU lawmaker intervenes to try to save Canada trade pact
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top EU lawmaker were cautiously optimistic that the standoff could be resolved within days.
Death toll from Cameroon rail crash climbs to 63By Sylvain Andzongo DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - The death toll from a train derailment in Cameroon rose to 63 on Saturday, the communications minister said, as rescue efforts continued and work began to clear the vital rail line. The packed Camrail train had been travelling from the capital Yaounde to the port city of Douala on Friday.