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  • An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital. She told them the new government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was…

    Reuters
  • Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain. Military searchers resumed a recovery operation with helicopters early on Wednesday a day after officials called off…

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  • Bolivia's Morales on course for re-election in first round: poll

    LA PAZ (Reuters) - President Evo Morales is cruising to an outright first-round victory in Bolivia's Oct. 12 presidential election, with his nearest rival trailing by 46 percentage points, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday. Morales is projected to win 59 percent of the vote in the first round,…

    Reuters
  • Paul Ryan says he won't run in 2016 if Mitt Romney does. Is that a hint?

    Paul Ryan says he won’t run for president in 2016 if his old friend Mitt Romney mounts another effort to win the Oval Office.

    Christian Science Monitor18 mins ago
  • Kenya's President Kenyatta is summoned to world criminal court: Will he go?

    A summons by the International Criminal Court to Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is forcing a standoff between the symbol of international justice – and the prerogatives of a sitting president whose decision on compliance could damage his country's foreign relations. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Hong Kong protests: Is there room for compromise?

    Nearly a week after Hong Kong students took to the streets to press the government for more democracy, their standoff with the authorities is hardening.

    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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  • Nishikori beats Dodig to start Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) — In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money's worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • News UK ends bid to recoup Brooks' phone-hacking trial costs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm dropped its claim on Wednesday to be reimbursed for the multi-million dollar legal bills amassed during the phone-hacking trial of its former boss Rebekah Brooks. Brooks, 46, was found not guilty by a jury in June on charges of…

    Reuters17 mins ago
  • Kuwait posts $45 bn budget surplus as IMF warns of risks

    KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Kuwait posted Wednesday a budget surplus of $45 billion for the latest fiscal year, its second largest on record, but the IMF warned it of underlying risks despite the bumper returns.

    AFP18 mins ago
  • Ten killed in Ukraine's Donetsk on back-to-school day

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's largest rebel-controlled city of Donetsk was shaken by violence Wednesday as 10 people were killed, some of them teachers and parents showing up for the first day of school.

    AFP18 mins ago
  • Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

    DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the…

    Associated Press11 mins ago
  • Nigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Weed-smoking French clubber becomes US-wanted jihadist

    Cachan (France) (AFP) - As a teen, Salim Benghalem smoked weed and went out clubbing. Now, the Frenchman is an Islamic State jihadist wanted by Washington which accuses him of carrying out executions for the extremist group.

    AFP24 mins ago
  • Slovakia sees 50 pct drop in Russian gas supplies

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day.

    Associated Press30 mins ago