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  • Bangladesh arrests woman leader of militant outfit

    DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women's wing, police said on Sunday, as authorities intensify a crackdown on militants. The arrest follows Indian security officials' exposure of a plot last month targeting Prime…

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  • China arrests man for spying on aircraft carrier base: CCTV

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man has been arrested for taking photos of an aircraft carrier base and selling them to a foreigner as more young Chinese Internet users are being recruited by foreign spies to gather intelligence on military affairs, state media said. The man, surnamed Cao and from…

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  • German couple found murdered in Caribbean island of Tobago

    By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - An elderly German couple was found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday, according to police. The bodies of 74 year old Conrad Keale and his 71 year old wife Bridgette Keale bore marks of…

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  • Obama golfing with Derek Jeter – but Shadow Creek may be the real star

    President Obama loves his golf – and on Saturday, snagged a round at one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world, Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas.

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  • Obama’s immigration plan may give him the upper hand for now

    For the moment, at least, here’s what it looks like after President Obama challenged Congress on immigration.

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  • Mystery mush and plastic food: #ThanksMichelleObama. Fair target?

    Complaining about public school lunches is a time-honored tradition, but now it has its own hashtag.

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  • US braces for Ferguson verdict: How semblance of peace could prevail

    Some 50 official activist groups in Ferguson, Mo. have signed a pact with authorities to peacefully protest the outcome of the Michael Brown case. But all eyes are on the young men and women who spontaneously took to the streets this summer to vent their anger at what they perceive as authorities…

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region,…

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  • European tour announces 6 new tournaments for 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The European Tour schedule will feature six new tournaments and seven new venues in a 47-tournament season in 2015.

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  • Voting gets underway in Tunisian presidential election

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Nearly 30 candidates are running but a race is emerging between a veteran former Ben Ali official and…

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  • Jewish settlers blamed in Palestinian house fire

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian family says their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers.

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  • Cullen wins Aussie Masters, Scott bid falls short

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament.

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  • Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.

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  • Tunisians vote for a new president

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.

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  • De Kock scores century for S Africa in final ODI

    SYDNEY (AP) — Opener Quinton de Kock scored 107 and Farhaan Behardien added a late-innings 63 to lead South Africa to 280-6 after it won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia on Sunday.

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  • South Africa scores 280-6 in 5th ODI vs Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — South Africa has scored 280-6 in its 50 overs after winning the toss and batting first in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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  • Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.

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  • 6% of Sun readers say Miliband would be good PM

    London (AFP) - A poll in The Sun on Sunday found that just six percent of people who read Britain's biggest-selling newspaper think Labour leader Ed Miliband is prime ministerial material.

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  • Bangladesh wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI vs Zimbabwe

    CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first Sunday in the second limited-overs International against Zimbabwe.

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