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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
World News Headlines - Yahoo News

Number of dead in Italy quake climbs, first funerals to be held
By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (Reuters) - The death toll from an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals. The civil protection department in Rome said nearly 400 people were being treated for injuries in hospitals, and local media reports said about 40 of them were in critical condition. The earth continued to tremble with aftershocks, with survivors sleeping for the second night in tents set up by emergency services.

Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey
By Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said there was no doubt that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was responsible for the attack in Sirnak province, which borders Syria and Iraq. The bombing in the town of Cizre was the latest in a series of attacks since a ceasefire with the PKK collapsed more than a year ago, and comes as Turkey tries to recover from a failed July 15 military coup.

American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning
On Wednesday evening, at least two gunmen stormed classrooms after a suspected car bomb was used to get into the walled complex, and killed seven students and a professor. The death toll could have been far higher, with most students managing to barricade themselves in classrooms or flee to safety, even if it meant breaking bones as they jumped from the second floor of a building. As security forces patrolled the 5-acre campus on Thursday and university staff visited the wounded in hospital, students weighed up the risks of returning to their education.

Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports

Rookie rundown: Don't fear the unknown (Yahoo Sports)
While Ezekiel Elliott has received most of the hype, there are other first-year players worth your attention.

Teammate: Harden will play better defense (Yahoo Sports)
Corey Brewer promised that his star teammate James Harden will turn over a new leaf on the defensive end this year.

Giants' Pierre-Paul gets big victory in court (Yahoo Sports)
A U.S. District court judge has denied a motion to dismiss from ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter.

Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Dollar dips, shares touch two-week low before Yellen
By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar edged down and global shares slipped to a two-week low on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates. Investors were wary of Yellen hinting at a near-term interest rate hike, which could divert some of the liquidity that has underpinned riskier assets worldwide, though others predicted she would strike a more equivocal note. The dollar index , which tracks the currency against six major peers, slipped 0.14 percent to 94.721, while euro zone government bond yields crept up.

Schooled in the short run, central banks struggle with a long-term role
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Schooled in economic thinking that confines monetary policy to the short run, central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are grappling with a singular change: whether they can take over as guardians of long-term growth with programs that may stay in place and influence markets for decades to come.

AB InBev expects to cut three percent of jobs after SABMiller takeover
Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut some 3 percent of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller , according to takeover documents published on Friday. AB InBev is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters. The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona expects the potential job losses to take place over a three-year period.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Clearing mines amid the rubble of war
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
Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.

Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates
Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.

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