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  • Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

    By Anne Marie Roantree and Lisa Jucca HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong…

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  • Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

    By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple…

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  • China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad, state news agency Xinhua reported. The campaign, dubbed Operation Fox Hunt, included the arrests of 104…

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  • Why Islamic State threat is 'unprecedented,' but doesn't change much for US

    The Islamic State is a unique phenomenon that "is unprecedented in the modern age," according to a new report, but a co-author suggests that – for now – the threat to the United States remains limited and the potential for solving the crisis is frustratingly familiar.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Maine governor: Ebola quarantine talks fail with nurse Kaci Hickox

    Negotiations have broken down between Maine officials and a nurse who refuses to submit to a three-week quarantine following her return from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

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  • Ukraine can cleanse its past, heal its future

    In the past half century, as dozens of nations have overcome tyranny or conflict, many have tried to figure out how much to punish their past tormentors – or to forgive them, depending on their crimes, personal contrition, or civic usefulness.

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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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  • Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock index surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.

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  • Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.

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  • Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air.

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  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and…

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  • Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says losses for July-September ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.

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  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

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  • Australia lifts Fiji sanctions as foreign minister visits

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday took a major step toward resetting frayed relations with Fiji, lifting the final sanctions against the country during the most senior visit by an Australian diplomat since a military coup eight years ago. Fiji, a…

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  • US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.

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  • Myanmar convenes historic talks ahead of 2015 vote

    Myanmar President Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, as US President Barack Obama called for "inclusive and credible" elections next year after decades of disastrous military rule. Thein Sein and Suu Kyi walked into…

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee…

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