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Eighteen accused of aiming to set up north Lebanon 'emirate'

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Beirut (AFP) - Eighteen suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group were indicted Thursday on charges of aiming to set up an "emirate" in northern Lebanon, national news agency NNA reported. 



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Threats prompt new security warnings for military

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Troops and family members are worried about safety for their loved ones and themselves.         



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60 years on, independence war defines modern Algeria

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Algiers (AFP) - Sixty years on, the war of independence from France remains a defining moment for Algeria and its elite, like 79-year-old Zohra Drif, a senator who once set off a bomb that left three people dead. 



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Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan

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BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart. 




Gonzalez: Quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox is bravely fighting policy

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Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel has defended countless victims of government abuse over the years, including people swept up in another hysterical call for health quarantines during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Even the grizzled Siegel has been struck by the bravery and eloquence...(more) 



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Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

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Our romance with Jon Stewart is storied and long. And here’s the thing with long romances: The passion ebbs and flows. Steamy nights in heart-shaped hot tubs in the Poconos quickly become tea-time Sundays with The Ethicist. Love never dies, exactly, but you find your...(more) 



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AP Top Stories October 30 p

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Here's the latest news for Thursday October 30th: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died, a small plane crashes in Kansas; Peshmerga fighters arrive in Kobani; The Dallas Zoo welcomes a newborn giraffe.          



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China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad, state news agency Xinhua reported.  



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British press fights 'Big Brother' after sources outed

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London (AFP) - Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age. 



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College: No duty to protect students from rape

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An institution of higher learning does not have a legal duty to keep students safe, lawyers for a church-based college said Oct. 30, 2014, in response to a lawsuit from a former student who was raped on campus two years ago.          



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Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

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By Aung Hla Tun and Paul Mooney YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Myanmar's government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, just hours before the country's president and the military chief met opposition political parties...(more) 



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History of U.S. biofuel mandate provides opening for legal challenge

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Probable legal challenges to proposed cuts in the 2014 U.S. biofuel mandate could focus on a two-word phrase dropped from the U.S. law establishing the renewable fuel program back in 2005: distribution capacity.  



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