• China says wants closer military ties with Iran

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told…

  • Russian prosecutors detain four more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors have detained four more Moscow airport workers over a plane crash which killed the CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, the country's Investigative Committee said on Thursday. The committee has moved quickly to detain those it says might be…

  • Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria: police

    ABUJA (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said. The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government…

  • Ebola vaccine trials in Africa could start by January, says WHO

    The World Health Organization said that two vaccines for Ebola could be used in medical trials in West Africa as early as January. An effective vaccine – combined with increased international aid and healthcare volunteers – should help to halt an outbreak that’s infected upwards of 9,000 people and…

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  • Nazi U Boat wreck gives glimpse of World War II battle fought at US doorstep

    Lodged beneath sand and silt, scientists have uncovered two vessels off the coast of North Carolina that provide new insight into the events of World War II. 

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  • Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative

    The narrative surrounding Michael Brown’s death continues to evolve as a leaked autopsy report appears to support the claim that Mr. Brown at one point reached for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. It also raises questions about whether Brown was raising his hands in surrender when he was killed.

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  • Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

    Pennsylvania has set the stage for a new debate about the rights of crime victims versus the rights of criminal offenders.

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  • Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.

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  • Tesco chairman resigns as profits error deepens

    The chairman of Britain's biggest retailer Tesco resigned on Thursday as the troubled supermarket group said a huge accounting error began earlier than thought and contributed to plunging profits. Chairman Richard Broadbent said he would be stepping down after an independent investigation found…

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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it. We drove 2,150 kilometers…

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  • China opposes sending North Korea to int'l court

    BEIJING (AP) — China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.

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  • 1st test: Pakistan moves to 328-5 v Australia

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq returned to batting form with a resilient half century as Pakistan moved to 328-5 against Australia at lunch on the second day of the first test cricket on Thursday.

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  • Cyprus: crews locate wreckage of small plane

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The chief of Cyprus' aircraft accidents board says search crews have found wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut, Lebanon, from the east Mediterranean island.

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  • Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot official says the president of Cyprus has been admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension.

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  • Exporters fail on pledge to curb bribery: watchdog

    By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - Big exporting nations are breaking their pledge to fight corruption in global trade, with more than half of the countries that have signed an anti-bribery convention failing to implement it, a report by Transparency International (TI) showed on Thursday. The…

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  • Stocks sink as oil falls, China factories slumber

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices added to doubts about the strength of global demand and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.

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  • Wozniacki beats Radwanska at WTA Finals

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.

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