• Special Report: China uses intimidation tactics at U.N. to silence critics

    By Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - In a café lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China. As Golog Jigme prepared to testify in March…

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  • Australian court tests legality of offshore detention for asylum seekers

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court will begin considering on Wednesday whether the policy of sending asylum seekers to the tiny South Pacific nation of Nauru for long-term detention is in breach of the constitution, a major challenge to the controversial policy. The…

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  • Japan's Abe set to keep allies in key posts as attention returns to economy

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to retain close allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, playing it safe as he refocuses on the economy after enacting divisive security legislation that dented his popularity. Half of the current 18 cabinet members will retain their…

  • Why Justice Department's plan to free 6,000 inmates is only the beginning

    Some 6,000 drug offenders in federal prisons around the country will be set free at the end of the month, the Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon, as part of punishment reductions put in place by the US Sentencing Commission last year which have been made retroactive. The “Drugs Minus Two”…

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  • The deeper frustration behind House hard-liners' revolt against speaker

    House hard-liners have a few questions for the three Republican candidates for speaker when they arrive for their job interview Tuesday night. Recommended: So you think you know Congress? “I’m looking for a change in the culture and the way things are run,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) of South…

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  • How Europe, US can solve Internet privacy

    For two decades, Europe and the United States have managed to balance their differing views on how to protect a person’s privacy on the Internet. On Tuesday, Europe’s highest court abruptly invalidated a 2000 agreement that had allowed data to flow freely across the Atlantic under voluntary rules…

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  • Why the Justice Department will soon release 6,000 prisoners

    This decision, which came Tuesday from the Department of Justice and was first reported by The Washington Post, comes as lawmakers from both ends of the political spectrum are increasingly zeroing in on prison overcrowding and mass incarceration nationwide. Since the 1980s, the United States’…

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  • US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.

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  • Manufacturer inspecting other engines after jetliner fire

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The company that made an engine that caught fire as a British Airways plane was taking off from Las Vegas is inspecting other engine parts as part of a federal investigation of the incident.

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  • Judge tosses conviction in NYC tourist killing; man freed

    NEW YORK (AP) — After 25 years of trying to clear himself in a notorious tourist killing, Johnny Hincapie walked out of a courthouse Tuesday, his conviction overturned and his resolve intact.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators, including presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are proposing new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses. The legislation introduced Tuesday also calls for a U.S. strategy to counter North Korea-related…

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  • 4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police arrested four people during a series of raids Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.

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  • AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.…

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  • AP Investigation: 5 key findings on nuclear smuggling

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — An Associated Press investigation reveals that a remote corner of eastern Europe has become a thriving marketplace for nuclear material aimed at extremists in the Middle East. Here are five key findings:

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  • Five held in Australia over terror-linked shooting

    Five people were arrested in Australia on Wednesday over the fatal terror-linked murder of a police employee, after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney. "Five people have been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of Curtis Cheng outside police headquarters…

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  • Deep seas complicate search for ship lost in hurricane: investigator

    By Barbara Liston JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Deep seas will likely hamper efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search for 32 missing crew ran into a sixth fruitless day. National…

  • Mora helps Cuba tie Canada, 2-2

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Arichel Hernandez Mora scored twice, including in the 87th minute, and Cuba tied Canada 2-2 on Tuesday night in Group A Pool Play of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

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  • Big palm oil's pledge to preserve forests vexes Indonesia

    By Michael Taylor JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian government is asking major palm oil companies to row back on the historic “no deforestation” pledges they made at last year’s United Nations climate change summit, officials and company sources say. Major palm oil companies were invited to a…