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  • Reuters

    Singapore accuses Chinese paper of fabricating South China Sea story

    Singapore's ambassador to China on Tuesday accused a major state-run Chinese newspaper of fabricating a report about Singapore's position on the South China Sea, but the paper stuck by its story. The Global Times said on Sept. 21 that at a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela, Singapore

  • Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition: media
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    Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition: media

    Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death. Peres, 93, was hospitalized following a major stroke two weeks ago and his condition was

  • Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan
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    Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it would oppose any EU proposals to combine European forces into a single army while it is still in the bloc, but France and Germany said no such plans existed and won support from NATO to strengthen EU defenses. At a

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Meet the voters who aren't sick of the presidential campaign

    The testy clash between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump had been billed as a debate of Super Bowl proportions, and beforehand Hofstra cheerleaders and marching band were among the gaudy network TV stages – cheering, really(!), for the civic virtues of democracy rather than stormy

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Justice Department allocates $20 million for body cameras

    Following a pattern of police shootings of minorities, including recent shootings in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., the United States Justice Department announced that it will award $20 million to police departments that wish to introduce body camera policies. The Justice Department's Monday

  • Christian Science Monitor

    400-pound hacker and the DNC breach: Cybersecurity gets debate spotlight

    When the issue of cybersecurity came up at the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagreed about the Democratic National Committee hack but found themselves more in line on digital threats than most other topics. Mr. Trump wasn't as convinced about Moscow's role in

  • Christian Science Monitor

    In Timbuktu, a nine-year jail sentence for destroying ancient shrines

    The first Muslim rebel to be tried in an international court for a war crime for destruction of cultural heritage was sentenced to nine years in prison. Ahmad al-Fahdi al-Mahdi was handed the sentence by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday. Mr. Mahdi admitted

  • Seychelles president announces resignation after poll loss
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    Seychelles president announces resignation after poll loss

    Seychelles President James Michel announced his resignation Tuesday, saying he will stand down on October 16 after his party lost legislative elections. The surprise announcement came after an opposition coalition in the former British colony broke the ruling party's four-decade grip on power earlier

  • Associated Press

    Phelps to Lochte before scrape: 'Keep your head on straight'

    Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics. "I did have a talk with him ...

  • Bosnian Serb leader makes demand over summons
    AFP

    Bosnian Serb leader makes demand over summons

    Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Tuesday he was ready to respond to a prosecutor's summons over a controversial referendum, but demanded that the hearing be held outside Sarajevo. Sunday's plebiscite saw Bosnian Serbs overwhelmingly vote to keep celebrating a statehood day in January,

  • Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military
    Associated Press

    Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

  • Reuters

    Gunmen in Somalia kill radio journalist

    Gunmen killed a Somali radio journalist in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, an official told Reuters. Killings of journalists in Somalia are not uncommon and are mostly blamed on al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group fighting to topple the country's Western backed government and rule the country

  • Associated Press

    Official: Panama asks US to extradite ex-prez Martinelli

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — An official in Panama says the country is formally asking the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy.

  • Reuters

    Zika's origin and global spread

    The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human

  • The Latest: Fernandez boat not cited before fatal crash
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Fernandez boat not cited before fatal crash

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Marlins-Fernandez Killed (all times local):

  • Raucous scenes as Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial opens
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    Raucous scenes as Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial opens

    Cheers and jeers marked the start of the trial on Tuesday of 15 people over a confrontation in which Air France workers angry over planned layoffs left two executives with their shirts shredded. The trial over the October 2015 incident, which made headlines worldwide, opened in a packed courtroom outside

  • Aviation sector to vote on climate change plan
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    Aviation sector to vote on climate change plan

    Civil aviation officials were expected to endorse a proposal that would have airlines buy credits to offset rising carbon emissions, at a 10-day meeting that opens in Montreal Tuesday. The 191 member nations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) were scheduled to vote on this and other

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 6:48 p.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November, its foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday. The statement didn't name Pakistan but tensions between the neighbors and arch-rivals have been high since a militant attack

  • Associated Press

    India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan

    NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November, its foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday.

  • India pulls out of key summit in Pakistan: govt
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    India pulls out of key summit in Pakistan: govt

    India on Tuesday pulled out of a key regional summit in Pakistan citing an increase in cross-border attacks, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalates. The Indian government has accused Pakistan-based militants of launching a deadly assault on an army base in Kashmir this month that

  • Dutch Srebrenica peacekeepers may sue for 'mission impossible'
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    Dutch Srebrenica peacekeepers may sue for 'mission impossible'

    About 100 former Dutch UN peacekeepers may sue the government for sending them to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, after the defence ministry admitted it had been a mission "impossible," lawyers said Tuesday. "The state sent these soldiers on a mission impossible and

  • Senate blocks stopgap bill to fund government
    Associated Press

    Senate blocks stopgap bill to fund government

    The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Most Democrats and at least 10 Republicans voted to block the bill, which also funds the fight ...

  • Reuters

    Northern California wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate mountainous area

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters worked to control a wildfire on Tuesday in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco Bay area that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, despite its relatively small size, officials said. The so-called Loma Fire broke out on Monday

  • Water company workers lead Greek protests
    Associated Press

    Water company workers lead Greek protests

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers from a state-run water company are blocking traffic outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a proposal to move control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international bailout creditors.

  • Clinton energized after showdown with Trump
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    Clinton energized after showdown with Trump

    Hillary Clinton stormed back onto the campaign trail Tuesday energized by her performance in her first debate against Donald Trump, who threatened to "hit her harder" in the final stretch of the White House race. Clinton's bearing, as she flew to a rally in North Carolina, suggested she