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  • Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible problems with some candidates. Widodo, who won a closely fought July election on promises of clean government,…

    Reuters
  • Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

    By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a standstill. Hopes are low for any…

    Reuters
  • Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

    By Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign…

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  • Does China's leader Xi Jinping wield total control? Party confab may offer clues

    As the Communist Party’s top leaders meet here for their annual four day conference, the official agenda has only one item on it: “ruling the country according to law.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'Breaking Bad' crystal meth action figure: Good idea for Toys 'R' Us?

    What happens when a toy store dedicated to helping "kids and babies develop, learn, and be safe" starts selling hazmat-suited action figures who cook crystal meth?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ferguson, Mo. plans an alternate Halloween for trick-or-treaters

    Concerns over longstanding protests following the police shooting in Ferguson have prompted plans for an alternative to the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in the St. Louis suburb.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: Why that's bad news for Hillary Clinton 2016

    With three simple words, Monica Lewinsky has broken her silence, re-entered public life, launched a campaign against cyber-bullying - and, quite possibly, thrown a major wrench in Hillary Clinton's purported plans to run for the presidency in 2016.

    Christian Science Monitor
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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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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. The city's Beijing-backed…

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  • Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.

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  • India cricket to sue West Indies for tour pullout

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's cricket bosses say they will sue the West Indies Cricket Board for its team abandoning the tour of India last week.

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  • London stocks slip on China data

    London (AFP) - London shares slid further at the start of trading on Tuesday after figures showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

    AFP18 mins ago
  • Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

    By Nita Bhalla and Shihar Aneez JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy. In a lawyer's office in the town…

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • Samsung phones cleared for US government use

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

    Associated Press37 mins ago
  • U.S. urges Japan to be 'bold' in Pacific trade pact talks

    By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO (Reuters) - The time is "ripe" for Japan and the United States to reach a breakthrough in talks for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the U.S. commerce secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the two were "a lot closer" to a deal than in recent months. Penny…

    Reuters37 mins ago
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  • Judge seeks 'balance' in Pistorius sentence

    Pretoria (AFP) - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday began the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, stating she wanted to find a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation.

    AFP43 mins ago