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  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them temporary…

    Reuters
  • Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

    By Jean Yoon and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly. However, Park said in an…

    Reuters
  • Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey by the Ibope polling firm said support…

    Reuters
  • To save Africans from Ebola, salve their fears

    As the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Liberia is no longer just a country. It is also now a patient, one that is rapidly coming under the care of the world health community.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ray Rice case: Can NFL leadership weather media firestorm?

    A week after the Ray Rice video surfaced, the National Football League is still scrambling to douse the media firestorm over the league’s handling of domestic violence by its players.  Commissioner Roger Goodell has come in for heavy criticism over his handling of a domestic abuse case involving…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Income inequality: States struggle to balance budgets as rich-poor gap widens

    A widening gap in incomes between the rich and the middle class may be hitting US states where it hurts – making it harder for them to raise the tax revenue they need for balancing their budgets. In most states, tax revenue growth has not kept pace with growth of the overall economy since the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Islamic State: Obama plan to cut pipeline for US terrorist recruits

    As terrorist organizations step up their efforts to recruit new fighters from the West, the Obama administration announced Monday it would begin partnering with community and religious leaders across the nation to help identify home-grown threats. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the US…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

    Associated Press
  • Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    ROCHESTER, New York (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. The man was arrested Tuesday night at a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, part of a…

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  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    The Mexican government prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.

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  • S. Korea detain US man in waters near border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday. A Japan Atomic official said there have been no irregularities at the…

    Reuters33 mins ago
  • Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

    TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centered in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.…

    Reuters33 mins ago
  • Truck crashes into bus stop in China, killing 8

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a freight truck lost control and crashed into a bus stop in a northern city, killing 8 people and injuring 6 others.

    Associated Press
  • Ashley-Cooper and Genia return for Wallabies

    Sydney (AFP) - Adam Ashley-Cooper has recovered from injury and Will Genia and Benn Robinson were recalled Wednesday to the Wallabies squad for their Rugby Championship tour of South Africa and Argentina.

    AFP
  • Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule.

    Associated Press
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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