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OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008 - sources
OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. "OPEC made an exceptional decision today ... After two and a half years, OPEC reached consensus to manage the market," Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted by Iran's SHANA news agency as saying, without giving details. OPEC's informal meeting in Algeria was still continuing after five hours.
Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying
BOSTON (AP) ? A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, according to court documents that add to the multitude of questions swirling around him and what happened at sea.
Three injured in US school shooting, suspect in custody: police
Three people were injured in a shooting at an elementary school Wednesday in South Carolina, with a teenage suspect already in custody, a member of the sheriff's office told local media. The injured are two children and a teacher at Townville Elementary, in the west of the US state, the officer told local broadcaster WYFF. "One shooter is in custody, he's a teenager," a member of the sheriff's office told media, without giving any further details.
OPEC nears preliminary accord on oil production
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) ? OPEC countries neared agreement on a preliminary accord Wednesday to limit oil production and support oil prices, despite lingering disagreements between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Russia says ready to continue to work with United States on SyriaRussia said on Wednesday it was ready to work with the United States on Syria and would soon send experts to Geneva for talks with U.S. counterparts. The ministry quoted Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir as saying in a statement the initiative was a result of a telephone call earlier on Wednesday between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Russian Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry, on instructions from the President of the Russian Federation, are ready for further continuation of the joint work with our American partners on the Syrian problem," Poznikhir said.
Allardyce admits 'judgement' error in England farce
Sam Allardyce admitted an "error of judgement" on Wednesday after his one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. "Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that," Allardyce told reporters outside his home in Bolton, northwest England. "Unfortunately it was an error of judgement on my behalf and I've paid the consequences," he added the morning after he was forced out following a mere 67 days in charge of England.
Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika
Top US diplomat to visit an increasingly isolated Venezuela
Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway
A Norwegian court on Wednesday dismissed a fresh bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award. The Oslo appeals court said it was not competent to offer such a pre-emptive guarantee since Snowden had not set foot in Norway and Washington had not submitted a formal request for his extradition. The appeals court upheld the June ruling of a lower court to which Snowden had taken his challenge against the Norwegian justice ministry's position that no guarantees on extradition could be given before a request had been formally received.