• Explosions hit Aden compounds of Yemen government, Gulf Arab troops

    By Mohammed Mukhashef ADEN (Reuters) - Unidentified assailants fired missiles at an Aden hotel housing Yemeni officials and at a Gulf military base in Aden on Tuesday, a government spokesman and residents said, in the biggest attack on the government since it retook the city from Houthi foes in…

  • German authorities accused of playing down refugee shelter sex crime reports

    Germany's police union and women's rights groups accused the authorities on Tuesday of playing down reports of harassment, sexual assault and even rape at refugee shelters because they feared a backlash against asylum seekers. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called on Germans to avoid…

  • Kerry arrives in Haiti to offer U.S. support ahead of elections

    By Lesley Wroughton PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to underscore U.S. support for elections later this month and to press its leaders to ensure the process is peaceful. Legislative elections were canceled in 2011 and in 2014. During the…

  • 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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  • California governor shares personal struggle at assisted-suicide bill signing

    A bill signed into law Monday has the California government thinking about death. Gov. Jerry Brown of California said he privately consulted two doctors, friends, a Catholic bishop, and his own feelings before signing a controversial bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Recommended: How…

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  • Nigeria: President Buhari appoints himself to end nation's oil corruption

    Four long months after taking office Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari finally announced his cabinet positions, with the most controversial and lucrative – oil – going to himself. Mr. Buhari campaigned on a pledge to end corruption, and nowhere is that corruption more insidious than in the oil…

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  • Watch live: Managing our nation's cyber risk

    Check back here at 9 am on Oct. 7 for live video of Managing Our Nation's Cyber Risk. Follow @ColumbiaSIPA on Twitter for updates and tweet to join the conversation with #CyberSIPA. Sign up for Passcode's email newsletter for news and updates.

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  • Syrian refugee in Uruguay douses himself with gas in protest

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A Syrian refugee unhappy with his resettlement in Uruguay has doused himself with gasoline as a form of protest.

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  • Volkswagen CEO says recall to start in January, be completed end-2016

    Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said in an interview with a German newspaper that the company would launch a recall for cars affected by its diesel emissions rigging in January and complete the fix by the end of next year. "If all goes according to plan, we can start the recall in…

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

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police arrested five people during a series of raids on 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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  • Australian police arrest five over shooting 'linked to terrorism'

    Australian police arrested five people in raids on several homes in Sydney on Wednesday in their investigation of the murder last week of a police accountant that they said was "linked to terrorism". New South Wales police said the boys and men, aged from 16 to 24, were taken into custody for…

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  • Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

    MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

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  • Oil from freighter collision off Belgian coast threatens nature reserve

    Belgium and the Netherlands are frantically trying to stop the spread of oil leaking from a collision Tuesday morning between a freighter and a tanker in the North Sea before the slick sullies a coastal nature reserve. Belgian and Dutch authorities were attempting to build a protective sand bank…

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  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    VISALIA, California (AP) — A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California.

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  • U.S. Volkswagen hearing will have implications for industry, EPA

    Volkswagen's top U.S. executive on Thursday will field questions from U.S. lawmakers on how the automaker managed to evade pollution rules, kicking off a congressional probe into the scandal and whether other automakers might be implicated. Any issue with EPA's operations could lead Congress to…

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  • Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.

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  • Uruguay celebrate tries but Fiji romp to World Cup victory

    Uruguay scored their first World Cup tries for 12 years on Tuesday but could not stop Nemani Nadolo leading Fiji to a rampaging 47-15 victory to end their campaign. Carlos Arboleya claimed Uruguay's first try in the tournament since Pablo Lemoine, now team coach, crossed the whitewash against…

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