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Fasting India activist forced to take medical test

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Activists say India's most famous prisoner of conscience has been forcibly taken for a medical test by police just days after she was freed after nearly 14 years in prison for fasting to protest against an Indian law that suspends many human...(more) 



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Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

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By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was...(more) 



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VIDEO: Obama refuses ice bucket challenge

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Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water. 



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Indonesia's president-elect hopes for fuel price rise before October

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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo said on Friday he would like to see the outgoing president increase fuel prices before he starts his five-year term in October, a move that would help ease ballooning government subsidy costs. "If we can do it now, it...(more) 



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Off-duty police officer intervenes in shooting

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Dallas officer shoots suspect who allegedly fired on car in intersection.         



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Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a...(more) 



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Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

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By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington has agreed to bolster Iraqi air power by selling Baghdad 36 sophisticated...(more) 



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In rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder

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BEIJING (AP) — In a rare move, a Chinese court has acquitted a death-row inmate convicted of murder in a sign that the country's heavily controlled judiciary system has become more cautious in cases involving death sentences. 



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Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage

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By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in...(more) 



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Suspected Ebola patient negative for deadly disease

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California patient's treatment shows system working, health official says.          




Woman who aided ‘Monsignor Meth’ is headed to prison

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A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed “Monsignor Meth” has been sentenced to five years in prison.  




Rapper Joe Budden beat up his ex-girlfriend: reports

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Rapper Joe Budden has been accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend, according to published reports.  



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