• Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups. Several individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had raised funds in public, purportedly for…

  • United States welcomes release of jailed Vietnam blogger

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday welcomed Vietnam's decision to release jailed blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who staged a hunger strike to protest treatment of political prisoners, and said he was set to travel to the United States. Hai, better known by the pen name Dieu Cay, was set…

  • U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said. Fighter, bomber and attack aircraft were used in the raids and all returned…

  • On Jordan-Syria border, a forced coexistence spurs bullying among children

    In this country, insulting the king can land you in jail.

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  • DHS to funnel passengers traveling from Ebola hotspots through five US airports

    The Department of Homeland Security announced new travel restrictions Tuesday for people arriving in the United States from Ebola hotspots in West Africa.

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  • World Series 2014: Royals or Giants – the 'experts' try to pick a winner

    The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are taking part in the 110th annual World Series. Game 1 is Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

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  • In Hong Kong, a global contest over models of governance

    In an interview Monday, the chief executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, may have admitted the real reason China refuses to let the people of that semiautonomous city choose their candidates for a 2017 election: the poor might dominate the results.

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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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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 3:00 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation…

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  • Cheika replaces McKenzie as Wallabies head coach

    SYDNEY (AP) — Michael Cheika has taken over as Wallabies head coach on a three-year contract and allowed to remain in charge of the New South Wales Waratahs next season in a deal rushed through before the Australian squad leaves on a five-match European tour this week.

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  • Australian officials deny elite troop shortage

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.

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  • Recent Study Shows Joint Relief Really Works

    Clinical study concluded that natural joint supplement demonstrated a significantly significant reduction in joint issues within 5 days of treatment.

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  • Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison.

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  • Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

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  • Champ Velasquez hurts knee, out of UFC 180 defense

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15.

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  • APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting in Beijing amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

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  • Syria Kurds weather IS assault and await reinforcements

    Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists.

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  • North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.

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