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U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill, called "Keen Sword", is held every two years....(more) 



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Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said. The Iraqi capital has witnessed a surge in bombings over the past month, most claimed by Islamic State militants who have overrun large parts...(more) 



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Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been chosen as the ruling party's candidate in presidential elections scheduled for April 2015, a senior official from the movement said on Tuesday. The 70-year-old leader, wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International...(more) 



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Snow plow driver denies guilt in Total CEO plane crash: lawyer

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plow involved in the plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total denies he is guilty, his lawyer said on Tuesday. "He (Martynenko) is in shock. He considers himself guiltless as he followed all...(more) 



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Canadian soldier dead after hit by 'radicalized' driver

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - One of two Canadian soldiers run down by a car driven by a suspected Islamic militant has died, police said on Tuesday, the first such incident in Canada since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants. A police spokesman said the...(more) 




Mo. state senator busted during protest in Ferguson: cops

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Sgt. Brian Schellman reportedly said that Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis walked in the street on Monday night after police told her she couldn't protest there. He says Nasheed and an unidentified man were arrested after officers asked them multiple times to leave the...(more) 



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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in Jan

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GENEVA (AP) — A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January. 



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Syria Kurds weather IS assault as they await reinforcements

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Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements. 



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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

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An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama. 



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UK minister, troops fly to Sierra Leone in Ebola effort

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London (AFP) - International Development Secretary Justine Greening joined around 100 soldiers on a flight to Sierra Leone early Tuesday as part of Britain's response to the deadly Ebola virus. 



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Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession ahead of talks

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By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made "more democratic", the territory's leader said on Tuesday, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked city...(more) 



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Europe's crisis that won't go away

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New drama five years after start of eurozone crisis 



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