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  • Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The outbreak has now killed upwards of 2,400 people, mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone…

    Reuters
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  • Bulldoze or preserve? Croatia ponders fate of notorious prison

    By Zoran Radosavljevic GOLI OTOK Croatia (Reuters) - The clear blue waters of the Adriatic and the happy cries of tourists visiting Goli Otok (Barren Island) off Croatia's coast help obscure its dark past as a hard-labour detention camp for political prisoners in formerly communist Yugoslavia.…

    Reuters
  • China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest: newspaper

    Chinese police detained 24 people for disturbing social order during a protest on Saturday against a proposed trash incinerator in southern China, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported.

    Reuters
  • White House insists it didn't threaten to sue James Foley's parents

    The Obama administration insisted Sunday that it never threatened to prosecute the families of the two Americans beheaded by the Islamic State for raising money to pay a potential ransom.  Speaking of possibly being thrown in jail for paying a ransom to a terrorist group, which is against federal…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Homecoming queen Scarlett Lenh puts transgender issues front and center

    At Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., over the weekend, Scarlett Lenh was named homecoming queen – no doubt a high point in the 16-year old’s life so far. What makes the event newsworthy is that until recently Scarlett was known as Andy Lenh, a biological boy who identifies as a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • From IS-controlled Raqqa, tales of the group's resilience

    In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State (IS). His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • NFL's need to tackle player violence

    Now in light of a video showing Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, sports fans may demand more safety steps from the National Football League to contain the sport’s violent aspects and the subtle message that victory always requires physical brutality. Yet fans must also…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Wild Chinese sturgeon on brink of extinction: state media

    The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reported, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year. One of the world's oldest living species, the wild Chinese sturgeon are thought to have existed for more…

    AFP22 mins ago
  • 2 men charged over $68 million drug haul in Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth 75 million Australian dollars ($68 million) hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, officials said Monday.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest government…

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant's location and that a public hearing will be held on the issue.

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press.

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  • Crews gain ground against southern California wildfire

    Authorities in southern California lifted an evacuation order on Sunday evening as firefighters made headway to contain a wildfire that forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as it swept through drought-stricken woods southeast of Los Angeles. More than 1,000 firefighters backed by nine…

    Reuters39 mins ago
  • Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation.

    Associated Press44 mins ago
  • UN chief urges C.African ceasefire, political transition

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged all sides in the Central African Republic's unrest "to put an immediate end" to fighting and advance the political transition. As African-led peacekeeping forces (MISCA) transferred authority to the United Nations mission (MINUSCA), Ban urged "all Central…

    AFP55 mins ago
  • Australian PM governs from tent as he keeps vow to Aborigines

    Australian premier Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State. "Obviously, if there are dramatic new developments I can move if needs be,"…

    AFP58 mins ago
  • UN condemns killing of Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

    A UN peacekeeper from Chad was killed and four others injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali on Sunday, officials said. The killing brought swift condemnation from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and in a UN Security Council declaration. "These attacks will not…

    AFP
  • Post-war counseling awaits Gaza children going back to school

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Some 500,000 children returned on Sunday to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counseling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel. The opening of the school year had…

    Reuters