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Zimbabwe judge OKs protest by opposition parties
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge has ordered police not to interfere with an anti-government demonstration in the capital Friday.

Philippine govt, Communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Chairman of the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP) Luis Jalandori (L) and Phillipines Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, seen in Oslo, Norway, on August 22, 2016Oslo (AFP) - The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas on Friday signed an indefinite ceasefire deal to facilitate peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.



Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in CizreANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, officials and the state-run news agency said.



Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles.

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Map locates Daraya, Syria; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.



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Sports

The Latest: US goalie Solo calls Sweden "a bunch of cowards"

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a penalty during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016. The United States was eliminated by Sweden after a penalty shoot-out.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):



Dodgers land Ruiz in catcher swap with Phillies

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for A.J. Ellis, the teams announced on Thursday. The Dodgers also received $1 million while the Phillies got one minor league pitcher along with a player to be named later or cash considerations in the deal. Ellis, 35, is a longtime Dodgers player who is beloved in the clubhouse, but is batting just .194 and played only sporadically.



Entertainment

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.



Netflix taunts North Korea on-demand TV service on Twitter

Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CaliforniaNetflix is poking fun at North Korea's recent foray into on-demand TV, calling itself a "Manbang knockoff" on its Twitter bio. The tongue-in-cheek change to the Netflix US bio comes after Pyongyang proudly unveiled a video streaming service called Manbang ("Everywhere"), which was instantly described as a Netflix-style service by Western media. The system allows viewers with some sort of Internet access to enjoy the highly-propagandised output of its four state-run TV channels at their leisure.



Business

Tunisia PM warns of economic austerity, job cuts

Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed speaks during a news conference after his meeting with Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi in TunisTUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Prime Minister designate Youssef Chahed said on Friday the country would need to adopt an austerity programme including public sector job cuts and new taxes if current economic difficulties continued. His warning to parliament came as lawmakers were about to vote on whether to accept his new cabinet. Tunisia is struggling with lower tourism revenues after two major attacks on foreign tourists last year hit what is one of the country's key industries. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by John Stonestreet)



Loan growth in eurozone private sector improves: ECB

In July, approved loans rose 1.3 percent from a year ago, slightly faster than growth of 1.2 in June, an ECB statement saidLoans to the private sector in the euro area edged up slightly in July, European Central Bank data showed on Friday, in welcome news for the ailing eurozone. For the ECB, the statistics are a key indicator of the economic health of the single currency area, as borrowing is a main financing source for corporate investment which in turn should boost the eurozone's currently weak economy. In July, approved loans rose 1.3 percent from a year ago, slightly faster than growth of 1.2 in June, an ECB statement said.



Obituaries

Clearing mines amid the rubble of war

Clearing mines amid the rubble of war. (Yahoo News)A team made up mostly of Kurdish civilians is tasked with clearing explosive devices before displaced Iraqi residents can return to their homes.



Controversial rape case judge requests change

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. (AP)Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.