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  • World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

    Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone…

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  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.

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  • Qatar World Cup workers 'on 45p ($0.76) an hour'

    Workers constructing a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are being paid as little as 45p ($0.76, 0.57 euros) an hour, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Wednesday. Stadium workers also told The Guardian that their passports were being held by their manager, in an apparent…

    AFP
  • U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions

    Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the U.N. drugs and crime office told Reuters. Of the 159 countries who have ratified a 2000 U.N. protocol to prevent and…

    Reuters
  • Iraqi Kurdish pipeline stopped; tanker in limbo off Texas

    By Humeyra Pamuk and David Sheppard ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for the…

    Reuters
  • Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Europe shares drift ahead of US data; Asia gains

    TOKYO (AP) — World markets were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data, while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian stocks.

    Associated Press
  • Filipino hostages' release sparks hope for talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.

    Associated Press
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  • South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.

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  • U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

    By Rachel Armstrong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is lobbying Asian governments to join in sanctions imposed by Washington and the European Union against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday. The European…

    Reuters
  • Europe shares drift ahead of data; Asia gains

    TOKYO (AP) — World markets were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian stocks.

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  • Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

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  • Europe shares down ahead of data; Asia gains

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.

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  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir…

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  • Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street.

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  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of…

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  • Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.

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  • Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org

    TORONTO (AP) — Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada's top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday.

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  • US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Strained relations between American allies Japan and South Korea are hurting military cooperation, including on missile defense, despite the common threat they face from North Korea, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday.

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  • Stocks inch up ahead of economic data

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock-market indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading as investors waited for a batch of key economic reports later this week. Earnings reports and corporate news drove trading in individual stocks. Major indexes in Europe and Asia closed with slight gains.

    Associated Press
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