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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckle China official day after vote ruling

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a senior Chinese official on Monday, shouting slogans and forcing him to temporarily abandon a speech explaining Beijing's decision to rule out a fully democratic election in 2017.  



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Russia's Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. Putin's remarks on Sunday came just hours after the...(more) 



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Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

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A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the conference, which ends Thursday, was a once-in-a-decade opportunity to promote sustainable...(more) 



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New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women

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Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women. The spotlessly clean toilets were donated on Sunday to the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state,...(more) 



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What to watch at US Open: Serena seeking quarters

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NEW YORK (AP) — With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. 



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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

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An ancient greek tomb, manipulating memories and a volcanic eruption are just the tip of the Science iceberg. 



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Major League Baseball roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox received minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and unspecified cash considerations in exchange for Dunn. The A's will pay about half of the remaining $2.5 million owed to...(more) 



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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

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(Reuters) - A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed of all five abortion clinics in the state. The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1,...(more) 



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Utah considers appeal of federal judge's 'Sister Wives' bigamy ruling

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(Reuters) - Utah's attorney general said Wednesday he was considering an appeal of a U.S. federal judge's ruling that declared part of Utah's bigamy law unconstitutional and which sided with the star of reality television show "Sister Wives" and his four wives.  



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Pakistan's army instructs prime minister Sharif to act without violence

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Protests led by Imran Khan continue while the government is at pains to avoid an ugly standoff with demonstrators Continue reading... 



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Father of Las Vegas cop killer visits site of June rampage

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LAS VEGAS -- The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the...(more) 




Mother alleges her daughter was attacked at Mississippi school

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Those black eyes came from somewhere. The mother of a Mississippi kindergartner alleges her daughter came home with a battered and bruised face after being attacked by another child on a school playground last week.  



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