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  • China probes powerful former security chief for graft

    China has begun an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, on suspicion of corruption, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of the country's worst scandals. The ruling Communist Party has decided to…

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  • Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

    By Thomas Grove and Warren Strobel DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.     According to the ornate Cyrillic handwriting in the weapon's Russian Defence Ministry…

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  • Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

    By Daniel Flynn NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. The mine, owned by Canada's Axmin ,…

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  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

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  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

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  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

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  • Detroit bankruptcy: Pensioners clear plan, creditors erect new hurdle

    Just when it looked as if Detroit would have clear sailing to end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, a couple of storm clouds popped up on the horizon – in the form of two major bond insurers that don't like the repayment terms Detroit is offering them. The duo – Financial Guaranty…

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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel struck symbols of Hamas' control of Gaza and the strip's only power plant on Tuesday, escalating its military campaign against the Islamic militant group with the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.

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  • EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions on Russia.

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  • 22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.

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  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.

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  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party says it has launched an investigation into a former domestic security chief who was once among the country's most feared leaders.

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  • AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

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  • Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.

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  • Moeen banned from wearing political messages

    SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — England allrounder Moeen Ali was banned from displaying political messages on the field by the International Cricket Council, after wearing wristbands supporting Palestinians during the third test.

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  • Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.

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  • Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security meeting next month, Manila's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Southeast Asian foreign…

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  • Nigeria's Okagbare wins Commonwealth Games women's 100m

    GLASGOW (AFP) - Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare won women's 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

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  • Italy sends planes to combat Libya oil depot inferno

    The Italian government and national energy giant ENI will send seven fire-fighting planes to help combat an inferno raging at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libyan authorities said Tuesday. Italy will also send teams to help firefighters try to tackle the blaze, which was sparked during…

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  • Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming. …

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