• Israel's Netanyahu tells Obama that Iran can't be allowed to reach nuclear arms 'threshhold'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "threshhold" of being able to develop nuclear…

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  • Modi to wield broom in nationwide 'Clean India' campaign

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up a broom and sweep the filthy streets of the capital on Thursday, launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean…

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  • Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighborhood: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people, police and hospital sources said. The violence came a day after Baghdad witnessed one of its bloodiest days since U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State…

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  • Paul Ryan says he won't run in 2016 if Mitt Romney does. Is that a hint?

    Paul Ryan says he won’t run for president in 2016 if his old friend Mitt Romney mounts another effort to win the Oval Office.

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  • Kenya's President Kenyatta is summoned to world criminal court: Will he go?

    A summons by the International Criminal Court to Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is forcing a standoff between the symbol of international justice – and the prerogatives of a sitting president whose decision on compliance could damage his country's foreign relations. 

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  • Hong Kong protests: Is there room for compromise?

    Nearly a week after Hong Kong students took to the streets to press the government for more democracy, their standoff with the authorities is hardening.

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  • Battle for the Senate: Who else is spending like the Koch Brothers?

    It’s not just the Koch Brothers. In key Senate-race states across the US, the airwaves are chock-full of political ads – and most of the money is coming from outside groups, not from the candidates’ official campaigns.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene…

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  • Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

    By Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over…

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  • British warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days.

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  • East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem.

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  • Brazil favela fire kills at least 1

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A fire has raced through a slum in Brazil's biggest city, killing at least one person and destroying about 100 homes.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are…

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  • Greenland in political chaos as three ministers step down

    By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year,…

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  • At celeb-filled Louis Vuitton, venue is real star

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

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  • Mercedes slightly overstated fuel economy in C300 compact sedans

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will have to lower its labeling of fuel economy ratings on two all-wheel drive compact sedans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday. The EPA tested the Mercedes-Benz C300 all-wheel drive FFV and PZEV models and found that the…

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