Liverpool dealt shock Hammer blow

Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (up) vies with West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho during their English Premier League football match in London on September 20, 2014London (AFP) - Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League.



Afghan presidential rivals set to ink 'unity government' deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C) and Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (R) listen to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark the third anniversary of the assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, in Kabul on September 20, 2014Kabul (AFP) - Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement Sunday, officials said, forming a potentially rocky coalition that will end a prolonged stand-off over the disputed election result.



Syria Kurds flee from IS jihadists into Turkey

Syrian Kurds wait before crossing on September 20, 2014 the border from Syria into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa provinceSuruc (Turkey) (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention.



Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Syrian refugee children at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. (AP Photo)BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.



Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only': NATO

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only", NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius. "Basically, we have ceasefire in name only." "The number of events, and the number of rounds fired and the artillery used across the past few days match some of the pre-ceasefire levels. The ceasefire is still there in name, but what is happening on the ground is quite a different story. ...


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