• 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…

  • 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…

  • Turkey's Erdogan says new constitution priority after 2015 election

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday forging a new constitution after a parliamentary election next year would be a priority for Turkey, signaling no let-up in his drive to create an executive presidency. Erdogan, who became Turkey's first popularly-elected head of state…

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  • 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.

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  • First US Ebola case in Dallas: why public health threat remains small

    A man traveling to Dallas from Liberia has become the United States’ first confirmed case of Ebola, and its arrival has set in motion the American government’s public health plans to stanch any US outbreak.

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  • Taliban answer US-Afghan security pact with suicide bombing in Kabul

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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 2:30 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are…

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  • India boxer refuses bronze medal at Asian Games

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Within hours of India boxer L. Sarita Devi rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal, boxing officials opened a disciplinary case against her on Wednesday.

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  • New NATO leader says alliance would defend Turkey if it was attacked

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO must be very clear that it would come to Turkey's aid if Turkey was attacked, the alliance's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. "Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey, that…

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  • NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

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  • U.S. health experts in Dallas review potential Ebola exposure

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  • Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

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  • Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

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  • Turkey will fight Islamic State, wants Assad gone: President Erdogan

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other "terrorist" groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . The advance of Islamic State insurgents…

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  • Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

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  • Cameron pledges tax cuts with eye on UKIP

    Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron detailed his plan for winning the 2015 general election Wednesday with a raft of measures designed to help struggling Britons and shut down support for the UK Independence Party.

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