• UK Muslim leaders call for release of Briton held by Islamic State

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Muslim groups across Britain called on Thursday for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose life was threatened in a recent video released by Islamic State militants. Henning was part of an aid convoy taking…

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  • Russia's Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market. At a meeting with senior officials, Putin said Russia had no intention of…

  • U.N. says five peacekeepers killed, three wounded in Mali blast

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Mali said five of its Chadian peacekeepers were killed and another three wounded when their vehicle was hit by an explosive device in the north of the country on Thursday. The attack brings the number of U.N. peacekeepers killed in the country this…

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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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  • Income inequality: States struggle to balance budgets as rich-poor gap widens

    A widening gap in incomes between the rich and the middle class may be hitting US states where it hurts – making it harder for them to raise the tax revenue they need for balancing their budgets. In most states, tax revenue growth has not kept pace with growth of the overall economy since the…

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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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  • Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.

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  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club to allow women members

    London (AFP) - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on Thursday voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

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  • Milan: Prada revives past beauty for today's looks

    MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada takes us to a purple planet in another dimension, where craftsmanship still reigns and mills churn out precious brocade fabrics at the painstaking pace of one meter a day.

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  • IndyCar to race in Brazilian capital in 2015

    SAO PAULO (AP) — IndyCar says it will race in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia next year, returning to the country after a one-year absence.

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  • Bahrain rights activist bailed ahead of trial

    Dubai (AFP) - Bahrain human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was bailed Thursday pending trial for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said, following a plea from civil society groups from around the world.

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  • Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East.

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  • Jens Voigt sets cycling's Hour Record

    GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) — Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome.

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  • Bombings, shelling kill 19 in Baghdad Shiite districts

    Baghdad (AFP) - Two bombings and shelling in Shiite-majority areas of north Baghdad killed at least 19 people on Thursday, security and medical officials said.

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  • Inter opens Europa campaign with 1-0 win at Dnipro

    PARIS (AP) — Three-time European champion Inter Milan opened its Europa League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Thursday.

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  • Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections.

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