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Iraqi emergency service personnel at the site of a roadside bomb attack in the Kurdish-controlled northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on August 23, 2014Three near-simultaneous car bombs exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding 118, a senior police officer and a doctor said. Two of the bombs exploded near buildings under construction that were used as observation positions by security forces, while the third struck the entrance to a market. In the early days of the onslaught, Iraqi soldiers left their positions in oil-rich Kirkuk province, the capital of which is the city of the same name.

Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacierIceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office ...

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Leicester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored in the second half as Chelsea finally broke down Leicester's stubborn resistance for a 2-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, Iggy Azalea performs in Santa Monica, Calif. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Azalea fell off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles. Security guards quickly pulled her back onto the stage, and she barely missed a beat as Charli XCX joined her for the performance. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social media.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting with members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 16, 2014Egypt is to invite Israeli and Palestinian delegations to return to Cairo to resume talks on a long-term truce for Gaza, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced on Saturday. "Egypt is going to invite delegates to return to the negotiating table to consider a long-term truce," Abbas said after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Egypt's foreign ministry, meanwhile, issued a statement calling for "concerned parties to accept a ceasefire of unlimited duration and to resume indirect negotiations in Cairo". A previous round of truce talks collapsed on Tuesday, shattering nine days of calm, as the deadly six-week conflict between Israel and its Islamist foe Hamas resumed.

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Leicester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Diego Costa kept up his prolific start to his Chelsea career on Saturday, setting the title favorites on their way to a 2-0 win over Leicester and a second straight victory to open the Premier League.

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran on August 21, 2010Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base outside Tehran that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan said on Saturday. Dehgan's comments come just two days before a deadline for Iran to give its response to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over historic allegations of a military dimension to its nuclear research. "The agency carried out several visits to Parchin (before 2005), took samples and found nothing untoward," Dehgan told the ISNA news agency. "There is therefore no reason for new access to Parchin as nothing new has come up since the last inspections."

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son chargedAuthorities say a son will be charged after his mother shot him inside her Germantown home in Philadelphia.

Iraq's Sunni parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri speaks about Musab bin Omair Mosque, where Friday's attack killed tens of people, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Al-Jabouri said an investigation is underway into the attack on the Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish military officials and residents say that three explosions have torn through a residential neighborhood in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing over 10 people.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, greets audience members at a "NH GOP Victory Rally" in Stratham,By Ted Siefer PORTSMOUTH N.H. (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has sought to parlay attention over a felony indictment into a fresh political push in New Hampshire, the crucial presidential primary state where his dismal showing in 2012 led him to drop out of the race. Perry returned to New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday in his first visit to the state since his presidential bid unraveled, laying out his message for a business-friendly government, stronger border security and a more muscular foreign policy. With Congress in recess and President Barack Obama on vacation, Perry has become one of the most talked-about politicians since he was indicted last week on two felony counts of abusing power for trying to force a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunk driving out of office by cutting off funds for an integrity unit in her office. Perry has held news conferences to denounce the indictment and turned his police booking into a campaign-like event, speaking to cheering supporters before and after he posed for a mugshot.

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