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  • Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

    By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24…

    Reuters
  • Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energized opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm. Three other cabinet members - Defense…

    Reuters
  • Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plough

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. De Margerie's death leaves a void at the top of one of the…

    Reuters
  • North Carolina on track to have costliest Senate race ever

    Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis aren’t household names across America, but their battle for the US Senate is on track to become the most expensive congressional race in US history.

    Christian Science Monitor57 mins ago
  • Does China's leader Xi Jinping wield total control? Party confab may offer clues

    As the Communist Party’s top leaders meet here for their annual four day conference, the official agenda has only one item on it: “ruling the country according to law.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'Breaking Bad' crystal meth action figure: Good idea for Toys 'R' Us?

    What happens when a toy store dedicated to helping "kids and babies develop, learn, and be safe" starts selling hazmat-suited action figures who cook crystal meth?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ferguson, Mo. plans an alternate Halloween for trick-or-treaters

    Concerns over longstanding protests following the police shooting in Ferguson have prompted plans for an alternative to the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in the St. Louis suburb.

    Christian Science Monitor
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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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  • Baghdad shootout points to growing militia threat

    Baghdad (AFP) - Shortly after midnight, when a curfew usually shrouds the Iraqi capital in silence, the thudding sounds of heavy machinegun fire ripped through the air and echoed across Baghdad.

    AFP5 mins ago
  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

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  • Borussia Dortmund well-placed in Champions League

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is looking to the Champions League for refuge, even if that entails a daunting visit to Turkish league runner-up Galatasaray on Wednesday.

    Associated Press9 mins ago
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    GENEVA (AP) — A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Rare Roman inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled a 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian, which researchers say sheds light on the Jewish revolt against the ancient empire.

    AFP22 mins ago
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader said Tuesday his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but he added that there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates. Chief Executive Leung…

    Associated Press24 mins ago