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  • Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the center of East-West tensions. In a letter…

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  • Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

    In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday. The clothing was found Monday at Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s…

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  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

    Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive." Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure…

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  • CDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015

    A new and particularly grim CDC projection estimates that Ebola cases in western Africa could easily breach the million mark in just four months. Researchers say the total number of cases is vastly underreported by a factor of 2.5 in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the three hardest-hit countries.…

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  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to NKorean weightlifting success

    North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold medals from the Incheon Asian Games this week. What transpired, however, was pure North Korean theater complete with an interfering…

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  • Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person

    The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second largest economy showed Tuesday. "It has been an amazing year for China's best tycoons despite the jitters…

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  • Keep Your Pants, and Your Dignity, at the Hospital

    Although the white coats that doctors wear have been scrutinized for their authoritarian look, the open-in-the-back gowns that hospital patients wear, and the effect these gowns have on patients' dignity and state-of-mind while in the hospital, have gone largely unexamined. "There are a number of…

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  • 10 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific

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  • Islamic State redeploys fighters towards Kurdish areas-Kurdish armed group

    Islamic State fighters are redeploying from areas hit in U.S.-led air strikes towards Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria, the main Syrian Kurdish armed group said on Tuesday. It also urged air strikes on Islamic State fighters attacking the town of Kobani. Redur Xelil, speaking to Reuters via…

    Reuters
  • Take a Good Look at This Rare Malayan Tiger—It May Be One of Your Last

    Malaysia's tigers have all but disappeared, and poachers from nearby countries have pushed them to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.  Previous estimates had the country's tiger population between 500 and 1,500. Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) are one of the six remaining…

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  • Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict

    Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread. Information Minister Lewis Brown said the lack of urgency in the international response risked allowing a breakdown of societies in the…

    AFP
  • 5 Ways to Save Money Using Your Smartphone

    We all want to save a little money, but sometimes our busy schedules get in the way of our budgets. However, there's no excuse for overspending when most of us have a great money-saving tool in our purses and pockets. Here are five ways to save a ton

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    Photos of the day - September 23, 2014 (26 photos)

    China's Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women's individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided

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  • St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

    St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media. The flier on county letterhead says topics of the Oct. 24 program at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy will include "Feeding the Animals" and "Meet the…

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  • Family of ISIS Hostage Alan Henning Pleads for His Release

    Just over a week ago, Alan Henning appeared at the end of an ISIS video showing hostage David Haines's tragic execution. Henning's life was threatened by the executioner, known only as "Jihadi John." Henning, a British citizen, was captured by terrorists and taken hostage last December while on his…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Oops: Republican super PAC misidentifies source of massive donation

    Republican super PAC American Crossroads misidentified its second-largest donor last month in paperwork filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.The group, co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove, listed the Glenmede Trust Company as giving it

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    Three million people forced out of Syria (37 photos)

    Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. The refugees have been flooding…

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