• Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

    By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching,…

  • Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq

    Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons. The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) said the…

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  • Asked about Trump, China says U.S. people want good ties

    China understands people in the United States have the right to say what they want, but most want good relations with China, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, apparently dismissing repeated attacks by billionaire Donald Trump as "disturbances". The Republican presidential hopeful has recently…

  • Clinton e-mails: flattery, frozen fish, and 'The Good Wife'

    The State Department released another big batch of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails on Monday night. Of the 4,368 documents released, 125 included sensitive and possibly classified information, according to State. Whether the former secretary of State broke laws or regulations by discussing classified…

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  • Clerk cites ‘God’s authority’ over Supreme Court on gay marriage. What now?

    Rowan County, Ky., court clerk Kim Davis has for months defied the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, citing Biblical principle. On Tuesday, she took her decision to hold “God’s authority” above the law of the land to the next level, in a bold move defying the Supreme Court…

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  • A China meltdown? Why its Asian neighbors aren't worried.

    As the world worries that China’s economic troubles will cause a wide-reaching meltdown, China closest Asian neighbors are not yet panicking. Pacific-rim countries will surely be impacted by China’s four-year economic slowdown, which came into sharper focus in late August with a sudden stock…

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  • Why Obama wants more icebreakers in the Arctic

    On Tuesday – the second day of his historic three-day trip to Alaska to highlight the causes and effects of climate change – the president will propose speeding up the timetable for buying and building new ships that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar territories, The New York Times…

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  • Mexican president's state-of-the-nation beset by doubts

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is set to deliver his third state-of-the-nation address amid rising violence, a falling currency and a slowing economy.

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  • New Study: Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.

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  • Half of Guantanamo inmates need indefinite lockup: Pentagon chief

    About half the detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba need to be locked up "indefinitely," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. Carter said he supports President Barack Obama's long-standing goal of closing the the site, but cautioned it remains unclear what to do…

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  • S.Africa's Zuma escapes impeachment bid over Al-Bashir

    South African President Jacob Zuma Tuesday escaped a bid in parliament to impeach him over the government's refusal to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges brought by the International Criminal Court. Zuma was saved partly by widespread resentment of the ICC's perceived…

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  • Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.

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  • Berahino slams Albion after Spurs' bid rebuffed

    Saido Berahino has slammed West Bromwich Albion amid reports the Premier League club have rebuffed two more bids from Tottenham for the England Under-21 striker. Berahino had hoped to be allowed to join Tottenham on transfer deadline day as the north London club stepped up their interest after two…

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  • Top Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the…

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  • Canada officially enters recession

    Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year, government data confirmed Tuesday, putting Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the defensive in the run-up to October elections. According to Statistics Canada, the economy contracted 0.5 percent in…

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  • Nigeria military claims recapture of key town from Boko Haram

    The Nigerian army claimed Tuesday that its troops have recaptured Gamboru Ngala, a key town on the border with neighbouring Cameroon, from Boko Haram insurgents. "The Nigerian Army has retaken the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram terrorists group…

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  • Cummins grateful for Starc support

    Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins said he was glad to be able to call on team-mate Mitchell Starc for advice as he re-establishes himself as an international cricketer. At the age of 25, left-arm quick Starc is hardly a veteran but, nevertheless, he is the world's number one ranked bowler and was…

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