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  • Reuters

    Twelve Afghan soldiers killed in their sleep by fellow troops: official

    By Sadar Razmal KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called "insider attack". Two soldiers with suspected links to the Taliban fled

  • ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
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    ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

    By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologized for the damage he caused in Timbuktu. It is the first case at the

  • Reuters

    Suicide bomber kills at least nine in Baghdad: police, medics

    A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a predominately Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and wounding 30, police and medical sources said. The blast targeted a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, they

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Even without a government, Spain moves to clean up financial scandal

    Since its December parliamentary elections, when no single party earned a majority of votes and efforts to form a coalition were unsuccessful, Spain has been without a government. With a budget passed last year before the elections, the prior conservative-led government has carried on in a limited caretaker

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What else besides college debt will win young voters to Clinton’s side?

    Mrs. Clinton has peddled policies that resonate with Millennials (college affordability, income inequality, and campaign finance reform), in addition to dispatching the Vermont senator and other Millennial whisperers including the Obamas and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts to be her surrogates

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Ohio voter purge unconstitutional: Do voter ID laws matter in the 2016 race?

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Ohio's voter "purge," a measure that removed thousands of inactive voters from the rolls in a controversial effort to curb voter fraud and keep registration up to date, was unconstitutional. The battle over voting rules is one of the many debates

  • Christian Science Monitor

    'Disgruntled' attorney shoots six in Houston before being killed by police

    The shooter, identified as Nathan DeSai, was described by Mayor Sylvester Turner as a "disgruntled" attorney who had "either [been] fired or had a bad relationship" with his law firm. Recommended: Can you pass the written police officer exam? This incident marks the 288th mass

  • Associated Press

    Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stability

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

  • Associated Press

    Pakistan arrests 7 over attacks on court, Christian colony

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has arrested seven militants accused of carrying out attacks on a Christian colony and a court house in which 13 people were killed.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 9:59 a.m. GMT

    Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ CHINA WANG PEI, a graduate student in communications studies, was watching the debate from a cafe in Beijing and said he thought Clinton carried herself better.

  • Iran says not ready for oil output freeze in Algiers
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    Iran says not ready for oil output freeze in Algiers

    Iran is not ready to agree to an oil output freeze in Algiers, its Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Tuesday on the eve of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria's capital. Zanganeh said an agreement on a freeze to stabilise oil prices could be struck at the November 30 meeting in Vienna of the Organization

  • Associated Press

    Shuttered South African universities seek end to protests

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some South African universities that have closed because of student protests for free education are warning that they might not be able to complete the academic year if unrest persists.

  • Associated Press

    Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An adviser to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former hard-line president, says the politician won't seek re-election in next year's presidential vote after apparently being discouraged by the country's supreme leader.

  • Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup
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    Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup which sought to oust the government, state media reported on Tuesday.

  • WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
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    WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

    GENEVA (AP) — More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

  • Associated Press

    Kerber beats Mladenovic in 1st match as women's world No. 1

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Playing her first match as the No. 1-ranked player in women's tennis, Angelique Kerber dropped the first set before recovering to beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open.

  • Philippines to suspend 20 more mines, boosting nickel price
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    Philippines to suspend 20 more mines, boosting nickel price

    By Enrico Dela Cruz and Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has ordered the suspension of 20 more mines for environmental violations, as the world's top supplier of nickel ore vowed to pursue stricter standards than in global mining centers such as Canada and Australia. Most of

  • 'No contradiction' between EU defence plan and NATO: Stoltenberg
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    'No contradiction' between EU defence plan and NATO: Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted Tuesday that EU plans for increased defence cooperation after Britain's departure would not undermine the transatlantic military alliance. "There is no contradiction between strong European defence and strong NATO, actually it reinforces each

  • Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
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    Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

    Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us

  • Associated Press

    'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is decrying a "dramatic slowing of trade growth" as it revises downward its projections, saying trade is now on track this year to grow at the slowest pace since 2009.

  • Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation
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    Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The body of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago was exhumed Tuesday for a fresh investigation as Sri Lanka's government looks anew at multiple unsolved killings of journalists under a previous government.

  • Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click
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    Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click

    HAUGESUND, Norway (AP) — Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."

  • Bombings kill at least seven in Baghdad: officials
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    Bombings kill at least seven in Baghdad: officials

    Bombings killed at least seven people and wounded at least 25 in a Shiite area of eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, security and medical officials said. A roadside bomb exploded in the Baghdad Jadida area and a suicide bomber then detonated an explosive vest, the officials said. There was no immediate claim

  • Ex-IMF chief Rato is the fallen star of Spain's conservatives
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    Ex-IMF chief Rato is the fallen star of Spain's conservatives

    Former Spanish finance minister Rodrigo Rato was hailed for kicking off a golden decade of growth in Spain's economy from the late 1990s and later led the International Monetary Fund. Now the 67-year-old is on trial over alleged spending sprees on company credit cards by him and other ex-managers

  • Reuters

    Turkey dismisses 87 members of national intelligence agency: media

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have dismissed 87 members of the National Intelligence Agency (MIT), state-run Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday, on suspected links with the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed by Ankara of organizing a failed coup in July. Criminal complaints have been