• U.N. nuclear watchdog pushes for headway in Iran inquiry: diplomats

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency is expected to make a new attempt soon to advance its investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran, diplomats said on Thursday, more than a month after Tehran missed a deadline for cooperation. They said experts of the…

  • Seven Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi bombs and clashes: army commander

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Seven Libyan soldiers were killed and 50 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, an army commander said. Libya is being racked by violence as the armed groups which helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 turn their guns…

  • Putin says hopes election will bring Ukraine stability

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Ukraine's parliamentary election on Oct. 26 would help bring stability to the country, saying this was also in Russia's interests. The government in Kiev has accused Moscow of meddling in its affairs by directly supporting…

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  • Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

    Just over a month until Election Day, President Obama is returning to a theme he hoped to make a centerpiece of the midterm campaign: the economy.

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  • Faced with Islamic State horror, Iraqis retaliate with humor

    How can societies shield themselves from the worst horrors? Sometimes humor helps.

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  • Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution': the politest protests ever?

    The future of China could depend on a bunch of kids, some of them so young they need their parents’ permission to stay out late to demonstrate.

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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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  • Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday. Tensions mounted ahead of the deadline set by students for the city's Beijing-backed…

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  • Beale out as Wallabies make changes for Pumas test

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Kurtley Beale has been dropped from the Wallabies squad for the last Rugby Championship test against Argentina, sparking speculation that his omission had more to do with a lapse in conduct than form.

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  • Pope convenes Mideast envoys amid Islamic threat

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has convened his ambassadors from across the Middle East for three days of meetings to try to better protect Christians targeted by Islamic militants.

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  • Southampton's Clyne receives first England call-up

    LONDON (AP) — Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has been included in an England squad for the first time, the latest player from the Premier League club to be rewarded with an international call-up in the last year.

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  • Philippine peace deal seen as counter to IS group

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A new peace deal between the Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group, if effectively enforced, will remove conditions that breed radicalism and help prevent the Islamic State group from gaining local followers, officials and the insurgents said…

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  • Greenland calls for early elections next month

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.

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  • Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.

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  • Bayern looks to extend good start in Bundesliga

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — For Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League seems to be a lot easier than the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich has no such problems.

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  • 97 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.

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