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Mali hopes to seal initial peace deal with Tuareg rebels in eight weeks

Mali's government hopes to clinch a preliminary peace deal with northern Tuareg rebel separatists within eight weeks, the foreign minister said, ahead of talks due to start in Algeria on Monday. Mali's northern region - called Azawad by the Tuaregs - has risen up four times in the past 50 years, with various groups fighting for self-rule. The last uprising in early 2012 prompted a coup in the capital and allowed Islamist groups to seize northern Mali. Abdoulaye Diop told Malian state radio the first week of the Algiers talks would be devoted to discussions with the various Malian communities, especially those in the northern region.

Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.

Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: U.N. debate

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday. Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the session that Islamic State militants, "oozing with barbarity", threatened his country and the world, but did not immediately respond to allegations against state troops. Islamic State has grabbed large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, declaring a cross-border caliphate and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August alone, U.N. figures showed on Monday.

Man United agree Falcao loan deal - reports

Manchester United have agreed a sensational deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco, according to widespread British media reports on Monday. The prolific 28-year-old forward, who missed the World Cup with a serious knee injury, has also been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal. United will pay Monaco a fee of around 10 million euros ($13.1 million) for the loan and will have an option to make the deal permanent for 55 million euros at the end of the season, sources at Monaco told AFP. Falcao, who has scored 20 goals in 51 appearances for Colombia, is under contract at Monaco until 2018.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.

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The monster that took my son

A week before Cole died, I promised my son he would do "something big" someday. For two years now I have been fighting around the clock to fulfill my promise.

Was Jennifer Lawrence hacked?

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

Ex-SEAL's tough job: becoming a woman

Transgender ex-Navy SEAL Kristin Beck has a new mission: raise awareness. Watch CNN's "Lady Valor," 9 p.m. E/P Thursday.

Ouch! Why'd she let them Taser her??!

This is what "ouch" looks like. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on stunning portraits taken while getting stun-gunned.

'Pants challenge' sparks fiery debate

Fireworks ensued when guests tackled the issue of saggy pants and racial profiling.

Serial bank robber strikes again?

Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus.

Men ask for U.S. government help

Three Americans -- Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle -- detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions today in an interview with CNN's Will Ripley.

4 arrested in alleged Manila bomb plot

Four men have been arrested after allegedly trying to detonate a bomb at Manila's international airport Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

What's on ISIS 'laptop of doom'?

A reporter who has viewed the contents of an ISIS laptop says it contains a manual for a bio-attack, propaganda & more.

'Coolest Cooler' raises $13.2M

The "Coolest Cooler" has 62,642 backers and raised more than $13.2 million.

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Stewart's return to track marred by collision

Tony Stewart's return to the track has been marred by a collision with Kyle Busch that sent the No. 14 car into the wall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Baylor unveils RG III statue at new stadium

RG III in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor.

Sources: Chiefs, QB Smith ink 4-yr extension

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Alex Smith to a four-year contract extension that will keep him as their quarterback for the long term, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

Kahne holds off Kenseth to claim Atlanta win

Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

Sam goes unclaimed after Rams release him

Michael Sam went unclaimed on waivers Sunday and is now free to sign with an NFL team's practice squad.

Touch 'em all: Minor leaguer plays all 9 spots

Milwaukee Brewers prospect Nathan Orf played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.

Swiss teen Bencic into Open quarterfinals

With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest US Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997, defeating ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic in straight sets.
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