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  • Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations: Yomiuri poll

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll published on Sunday, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy. Japan's biggest daily…

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  • Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. Polls give a slight edge to…

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  • Uruguay votes for new president; marijuana reform hangs in balance

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote on Sunday in a presidential election with the ruling leftist party trying to fend off a young center-right challenger who promises to undo a pioneering marijuana law. Outgoing President Jose Mujica, a 79-year-old former guerrilla, is seeking…

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  • NFL Week 8: Ravens look for revenge, while Eagles, Packers try to keep winning

    As the season rolls along to the half-way point, the strongest teams in their conferences have begun to separate themselves from the pack. Coming into Week 8, 18 of the 32 teams have five or more wins or five or more losses. Dallas, Denver and Indianapolis seem to be inching closer to postseason…

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  • Same-sex marriage gets another big boost from the Obama administration

    Midway through his first term, President Obama said he was "unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage." As a US Senate candidate he had declared his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman."

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  • Tennessee faces challenge to 'abortion destination' reputation

    Tennessee’s court-protected reputation as an uncomplicated place to get an abortion will see a major challenge on Election Day, as anti-abortion advocates vow to pull the state’s abortion rules back in line with the rest of the conservative Bible Belt.

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  • New York hatchet attack: Battle in a greater Islamic offensive?

    The brazen daylight hatchet attack on four New York police officers by a self-radicalized Islamic extremist is raising troubling questions about whether terror networks in the Middle East are successfully fomenting a sort of proxy offensive inside the US, using radicalized Americans.

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  • Thorbjorn Olesen wins Perth International

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark made a series of spectacular saves in defense of a shrinking lead to shoot a 1-under 71 Sunday and win the Perth International golf tournament by three shots.

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  • Tokyo university loses record 86th straight game

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese university baseball team extended its own record of futility on Sunday, losing its 86th straight game while finishing a fourth consecutive year winless.

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  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.

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  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected — and the measures taken once it is — will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions…

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  • Tight security for 'defining' Tunisia vote

    Tunisians were voting Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, with security forces deploying heavily to avert extremist attacks. When polls opened at 7 am (0600 GMT), dozens of voters were already queueing outside one polling…

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  • Pires suspended by ISL disciplinary committee

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week.

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  • Malaysia's badminton shocked by doping news

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's badminton association said Sunday it was shocked that one of its country's players has failed a doping test but hoped that the athlete would be cleared after a second round of tests in early November.

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  • Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl.

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  • Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected — and the measures taken once it is — will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions…

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