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  • Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister told the defense ministry on Wednesday to ensure that government forces were on full battle alert despite a 12-day ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists. "Russia will not give us peace so I am asking the defense minister for full battle readiness," said…

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  • Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad. Protesters led by Imran Khan,…

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  • Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example of. The statement, days after Saudi Arabia…

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  • 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.

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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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?

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  • Emir assures Merkel Qatar doesn't fund extremists in Syria, Iraq

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday that his country does not finance any terrorist organizations in Syria or Iraq and has never done so. "What is happening in Iraq and Syria is extremism and such…

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  • Russian swimmer Makov banned 2 years for doping

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian swimmer Sergei Makov has been banned for two years for doping and will miss the 2015 world championships at home.

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  • Finland: 4 charged with funding Somali militants

    HELSINKI (AP) — Prosecutors in Finland have charged four people with financing terrorism for allegedly collecting money for an al-Qaida linked militant group in Somalia.

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  • Bissau president picks close confidant as army chief

    BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has appointed a close confidant and head of the presidential guard as army chief to replace Antonio Indjai who was dismissed early this week, a statement said Wednesday. No reason was given for the sacking of Indjai, a powerful figure in the…

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  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.

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  • Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic in Tokyo

    Tokyo (AFP) - Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines. Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently…

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  • Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinations

    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the…

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