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  • Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

    By Brian Winter BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s. They…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

    By Emma Farge and Lanre Ola N'DJAMENA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed. Talks took place…

    Reuters
  • Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi'ite rebels in central Yemen: tribal sources

    SANAA (Reuters) - Sunni Al Qaeda militants and Shi'ite Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources said on Wednesday, amid fears of worsening sectarian tension in the impoverished Arabian country. Thirty Shi'ite rebels and 18 Sunni fighters and their tribal allies…

    Reuters
  • Ebola vaccine trials in Africa could start by January, says WHO

    The World Health Organization said that two vaccines for Ebola could be used in medical trials in West Africa as early as January. An effective vaccine – combined with increased international aid and healthcare volunteers – should help to halt an outbreak that’s infected upwards of 9,000 people and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nazi U Boat wreck gives glimpse of World War II battle fought at US doorstep

    Lodged beneath sand and silt, scientists have uncovered two vessels off the coast of North Carolina that provide new insight into the events of World War II. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative

    The narrative surrounding Michael Brown’s death continues to evolve as a leaked autopsy report appears to support the claim that Mr. Brown at one point reached for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. It also raises questions about whether Brown was raising his hands in surrender when he was killed.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

    Pennsylvania has set the stage for a new debate about the rights of crime victims versus the rights of criminal offenders.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900

    The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace. The UN's public health body said 9,936 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the three countries at the epicentre of the world's worst-ever…

    AFP20 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there's little they can do because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there's little they can do because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights…

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack…

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. Michael Kirby then had a…

    Associated Press54 mins ago
  • Wall Street, oil price drops pull down Asia stocks

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell moderately in early Thursday trading following a drop overnight on Wall Street, which was tempered by optimism about global growth.

    Associated Press
  • Europe-based players in squad for US rugby tour

    BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — United States coach Mike Tolkin has included a host of Europe-based players in a 35-man squad for a series of matches next month including a Nov. 1 test against New Zealand in Chicago.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. Michael Kirby then had a…

    Associated Press
  • 35 players selected for US rugby tour

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Thirty-five players have been chosen for the U.S. national rugby team's tour next month that features a Nov. 1 test against New Zealand in Chicago.

    Associated Press
  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. Michael Kirby then had a…

    Associated Press