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  • Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it: U.S. official

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on…

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  • North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage: Japan government

    TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has…

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  • Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance

    By Katya Golubkova and Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding. Looming over them all, a giant project the Kremlin is bent on saving no matter what. The Yamal plan, a $27 billion investment to tap vast…

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  • Why Ukraine speaks of civilization to Americans

    Ukraine’s crisis is almost a year old, first triggered by its drive for close economic ties with Europe. After a democratic revolution in Kiev, a war that has left thousands dead, and now an uneasy truce, it is more evident why Russian leader Vladimir Putin reacted so harshly.

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  • Why Congress must vote on Obama's war with IS

    Some wars are necessary. Yet war itself is human folly. Reconciling these two seeming truths will long remain a challenge, President Obama stated in a 2009 speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

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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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  • 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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  • British markets breathe sigh of relief as Scots vote 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - British stocks were set to open higher on Friday while previously inflated bets on high volatility in the currency market over the next week fell away as the "No" camp looked set for victory in Scotland's independence referendum. The deputy leader of the pro-independence Scottish…

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  • Salmond concedes defeat, demands more Scottish powers fast

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. "Scotland has by a majority decided not at this stage to become an independent…

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  • Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

    MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said,…

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  • Floods shut down Philippine capital

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.

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  • Pound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UK

    HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom while Japanese shares surged as the yen extended losses against the dollar. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.

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  • Philippine peacekeepers pull out early from Golan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says the bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more than 240 soldiers have pulled out two weeks early from the U.N. mission in the Golan Heights due to escalating fighting in the region.

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  • Scotland votes 'No' to independence

    Edinburgh (AFP) - Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points.

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  • Voters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout.

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  • Malaysian student sentenced to 1 year for sedition

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression.

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  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror…

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion. The company priced its initial public offering of stock Thursday evening at $68 per…

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