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  • Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election
    Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.

  • Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour
    Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his ...

  • Israel says mortar fired from Gaza in first since August 26 truce
    Israel says mortar fired from Gaza in first since August 26 truce

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on Aug 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce. There were no casualties or damage from the incident, an Israeli military spokeswoman said after authorities located remnants of the shell near a village close to Gaza's border. The attack was not immediately claimed by any armed faction in Gaza. ...

  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    By Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military transport plane, he cradled his head in his palm, put his feet on a desk and shut his eyes. ...

  • How far is Putin prepared to go in Ukraine?
    How far is Putin prepared to go in Ukraine?

    Brussels (AFP) - Russia could go even further in Ukraine with the "frozen conflict" strategy it has tried and tested in other countries, and may even end up annexing around half of Ukrainian territory, analysts say.

  • New Facebook for millionaires costs $9,000 to join
    New Facebook for millionaires costs $9,000 to join

    An exclusive web site for the country club set.

  • Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion: agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday. Speaking during an arms trade exhibition in South Africa, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, did not give further details. ...

  • Bluefin Tuna Are Showing Up in the Arctic—and That’s Not Good News

    When you throw a net into the ocean, you never know what you’ll pull out.

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