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Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan

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Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan's restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said. 



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Thai junta chief says has not 'damaged' country, rights group disagrees

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha vigorously defended his position as leader on Wednesday, more than six months after he seized power in a bloodless coup, as a U.S.-based rights group said the country had fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit". Thailand has seen...(more) 



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ADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Q

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Asian Development Bank says Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies. 

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Yemen's main oil export pipeline blown up, crude flows halted

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SANAA (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up Yemen's main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, halting crude flows, the country's defense ministry and an industry source said, in the latest attack on a key source of foreign currency. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have been targeted repeatedly, often...(more) 



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Sudan asks UNAMID to shut human rights office in Khartoum

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The UN-African Union mission in Darfur said Sudan has asked it to close its human rights office in Khartoum, as the government accused its peacekeepers of abuses. Ties between UNAMID and the government have deteriorated over the mission's attempts to investigate reports that government troops raped...(more) 



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China drafts first domestic violence law

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China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by activists as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter. The new law, published Tuesday, formally defines domestic violence for the first time and...(more) 



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Rallies protesting Ferguson decision grow across US

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People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. 



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The Impossible Length of Autumn Bicycle Shadows

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It's that season again. We're transitioning into winter. It's hard to describe Nordic light. It... For the full photographic glory and the rest of the text, you know where to go. The Original Cycle Chic awaits.  



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AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic - and controversial - moves by the administration to improve air quality.... 



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Sixers 'not that far away,' Brett Brown says

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His necktie loosened, 76ers coach Brett Brown took a deep breath Monday night and cracked a slight smile. Brown's team had just hung with Portland, one of the league's best teams. The Sixers stayed competitive even though they didn't hit a single three-pointer and grabbed just...(more) 



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Australian treatment could save wounded soldiers: scientists

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Researchers claim it could be the first big advance in treating battlefield casualties since the Vietnam War, with the potential to dramatically reduce deaths in the field. "In the last 10 years, about 5,000 allied soldiers have died on the battlefield (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and...(more) 



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Gordon Corera: Social media - terrorism's front line

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Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech. 



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