• Ukrainians to pull back big guns from front line with separatists

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives. Taking a noticeably soft line on the…

  • Afghan president-elect promises unity after disputed vote

    By Hamid Shalizi and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's president-elect promised to end political strife and corruption in a speech on Monday, his first since signing a power-sharing agreement with his rival aimed at bringing months of turmoil to a close. "Afghanistan's stability is most…

  • Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

    By Yara Bayoumy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President Barack…

  • Why the UN Climate Summit will have a hard time doing anything

    In New York on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demanded global action on climate change.

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  • Muslim youths counter Islamic State with #NotInMyName Twitter campaign

    Muslim youths around the globe have been using #NotInMyName on Twitter and other social media sites the past few days to denounce the well-publicized atrocities of Islamic State.

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  • Boehner says unemployed ‘don’t really want’ jobs. How bad a gaffe for GOP?

    The Republican Party’s top leader in Congress is catching flak for a comment that appears to call the jobless lazy – a comment that has rekindled an old challenge for the party: appearing insensitive or uncaring toward Americans who are poor or in financial difficulty.

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  • Hounded by his rival, Indonesia's new president faces test of principles

    The reform-minded Jakarta governor Joko Widodo won a decisive victory in this summer's presidential election – but his defeated opponent, a former general under the dictatorial Suharto regime, isn't going quietly. 

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  • Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including a Sunni candidate running in the upcoming provincial elections.

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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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  • Afghans ask if it was worth risk after election results suppressed

    By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghans risked their lives to vote in an election supposed to mark the country's first democratic transfer of power. More than 50 people were killed during the run-off ballot alone. Yet the outcome of the second round more than three months ago…

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  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy Airport with handguns, ammunition and 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of marijuana in her checked baggage.

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  • Officials: French citizen kidnapped in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A French citizen was kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa's al-Qaida branch, officials said.

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  • What's Your Definition of Success?

    Success means different things for different people, that’s why we’ve started “The Success Project”.

  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama…

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  • Doubts cloud sense of relief as new Afghan government takes shape

    By Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - A day after Afghanistan announced a unity government to end a lengthy and dangerous election crisis, doubts about its ability to survive, let alone thrive, are already surfacing. Afghanistan's international partners hailed Sunday's signing of the U.S.-brokered…

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  • 3 Afghan soldiers missing from US base

    BOSTON (AP) — As police and U. S. military officials searched for three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Massachusetts military base, Gov. Deval Patrick said one of the possibilities being investigated is that they may be trying to find a way to…

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  • High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87.

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  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

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