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  • Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad. Protesters led by Imran Khan,…

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  • Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister told the defense ministry on Wednesday to ensure that government forces were on full battle alert despite a 12-day ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists. "Russia will not give us peace so I am asking the defense minister for full battle readiness," said…

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  • Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example of. The statement, days after Saudi Arabia…

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  • To save Africans from Ebola, salve their fears

    As the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Liberia is no longer just a country. It is also now a patient, one that is rapidly coming under the care of the world health community.

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  • Ray Rice case: Can NFL leadership weather media firestorm?

    A week after the Ray Rice video surfaced, the National Football League is still scrambling to douse the media firestorm over the league’s handling of domestic violence by its players.  Commissioner Roger Goodell has come in for heavy criticism over his handling of a domestic abuse case involving…

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  • Income inequality: States struggle to balance budgets as rich-poor gap widens

    A widening gap in incomes between the rich and the middle class may be hitting US states where it hurts – making it harder for them to raise the tax revenue they need for balancing their budgets. In most states, tax revenue growth has not kept pace with growth of the overall economy since the…

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  • Islamic State: Obama plan to cut pipeline for US terrorist recruits

    As terrorist organizations step up their efforts to recruit new fighters from the West, the Obama administration announced Monday it would begin partnering with community and religious leaders across the nation to help identify home-grown threats. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the US…

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  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

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  • Scotland campaigns race for votes on referendum eve

    Edinburgh (AFP) - Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled to win over voters on Wednesday on the final day of campaigning as fresh opinion polls suggested a very slight majority for the "No".

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  • China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

    BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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  • India forced to make last-minute change in travel

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association has been forced to make last-minute changes to its travel plans for athletes because of a new government directive, leaving little time for its athletes to acclimatize and for the organizers to re-work the practice schedules.

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  • Queiroz to coach Iran through to 2018 World Cup

    Tehran (AFP) - Portugal's Carlos Queiroz has signed a four-year contract extension to stay on as Iran coach until the 2018 World Cup.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have…

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  • Spain hosts conference on deepening Libya crisis

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's foreign minister has warned an international conference focusing on Libya that the country could slide into a civil war situation similar to what is happening in Syria.

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  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    By Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military transport plane, he…

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  • Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US

    Washington (AFP) - Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said on Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

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  • France's Hollande heads for showdown over job deregulation drive

    By Nicholas Vinocur and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande has angered everyone from medics to taxi drivers enough to drive them onto the streets in recent months but there is one profession few expected to see on the march: France's well-heeled "notaires". Roughly the…

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