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  • Russia risks Japanese ire with Far East war commemoration

    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia staged a military parade on Wednesday to commemorate seizing a group of Pacific islands from Japan at the end of World War Two, a move likely to inflame tensions over a long-running territorial dispute with Tokyo. The show of force, the first of its kind…

  • North Korea tells South not to crow about deal that ended standoff

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of claiming victory for an accord that ended an armed standoff, saying that was "cowardly" and urging the South to be "discreet in words and deeds". South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval ratings surged after…

  • Former ICC chief prosecutor pushes for Yazidi genocide case

    By Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is pushing for a case to be opened into the "ongoing genocide" against Iraq's Yazidi community at the hands of Islamic State militants. Luis Moreno Ocampo said he was approached in the…

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  • Ever-present good

    How many of us seem to pass the hours dreaming of better times or wishing somehow our lives were different?

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  • Could $750,000 make up for wrongful conviction?

    It’s been three decades since Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina, and one year since the half-brothers were able to walk free for the first time as adults. Now, each will have a chance to receive up to $750,000…

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  • Researcher gives baby monitors an 'F' in cybersecurity

    A new report claims a wide array of Internet-connected baby monitors do not have basic cybersecurity protections that would prevent outside hackers from accessing video feeds into unsuspecting people’s homes. The report released Wednesday by Mark Stanislav, a senior security consultant at the…

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  • The defiant Kim Davis: religious stalwart or hidebound bureaucrat?

    Controversy has ensued as Kim Davis, Rowan County, Ky., clerk, continues to refuse to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court's landmark decision in June and subsequent high court order to issue the licenses, spurring a nationwide first amendment rights debate. Now making a national…

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  • Kerry seeks support for Iran nuclear deal

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.

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  • Qatar companies get more time to meet labor requirement

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Companies in energy-rich Qatar will have a few more months to comply with a system designed to ensure workers get paid on time.

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  • Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

    Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said. "Terrorists detonated a car laden with many explosives at noon (0900 GMT) in Hamam square in Latakia, killing 10 people,"…

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  • Obama gets Iran nuclear deal win from US Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

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  • Harry Potter's son goes to school: author

    Harry Potter's fictional son will be among the nervous British children making the move to big school this week, novelist J.K. Rowling has told fans in an announcement that made a generation of loyal readers feel old. ," Potter creator Rowling told her followers in a tweet on Tuesday. In a second…

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  • Greece makes arrests, takes steps to tackle migrant crisis

    Greek authorities detained six foreigners for suspected human trafficking on Wednesday as the interim government announced new measures to tackle a crisis that has seen hundreds of migrants and refugees arriving on Greek shores every day. Four Bulgarians and two Turkish citizens were detained in…

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group…

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  • Boat with 40 African migrants arrives on Spanish island

    The Spanish Canary Islands off the Moroccan coast were a key route around 10 years ago for migrants from Africa trying to reach Europe, but their numbers fell after Spain increased patrolling. Europe is in crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and economic migrants escaping…

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  • Czech Republic will stop detaining Syrians on way to Germany: news agency

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police will stop detaining Syrian migrants who have claimed asylum in Hungary but are attempting to travel to Germany, news agency CTK said on Wednesday, quoting the foreigners' police department. Under EU rules, migrants should stay in the first EU country they reach but…

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  • Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, residents of a nearby town were describing what they saw during the attack and its aftermath.

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  • Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

    Associated Press32 mins ago