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  • Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Asim Tanveer MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates…

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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…

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  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    By Jeff Mason and James Harding Giahyue ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops…

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  • 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…

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  • 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
  • New Hampshire Senate: Are Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen really tied?

    Is Republican Scott Brown tied with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire? It’s got the Granite State Senate race all locked up, 48 percent to 48 percent, with the election only seven weeks away. Understandably, that’s made the Republican Party leadership pretty excited. Mr. Brown…

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  • 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.

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  • West Indies beat Bangladesh in second test

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5-72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second test.

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  • Rio organizers announce basics on tickets

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

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  • 75 years on, Polish brothers relive Soviet invasion

    Warsaw (AFP) - The Soviets rode in on horseback, rifles dangling on rope. Boguslaw Kamola watched in horror from the woods as they occupied his city in eastern Poland. Then the shots rang out.

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  • UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly says the year ahead will be momentous for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. He says his priority will be to ensure agreement on new U.N. goals that fight poverty and preserve the environment.

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  • Real Madrid beats Basel 5-1 in Champions League

    MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday.

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  • Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two student activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a homemade video discussing a plans to stockpile weapons and detonate explosives on Venezuela's western border

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  • Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-0 in Champs League opener

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund strikers Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of halftime to give their side a 2-0 with over Arsenal on Tuesday, kick-starting the German side's Champions League campaign in Group D.

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  • Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart

    Lagos (AFP) - The head of Nigeria's main teachers union called on Tuesday for a boycott of next week's re-opening of schools, saying there had not been enough training to protect against the Ebola virus.

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  • US airstrikes target Islamic militants in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.

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  • New York state denied federal funds for flagship bridge project

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections. The U.S.…

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  • Tevez helps Juventus beat Malmo 2-0 in Champs Lg

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday.

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