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Women elected to power in Saudi Arabia. What now?

For the first time ever in the conservative Islamic kingdom, Saudi Arabians elected women into public office, as 17 women won Saturday’s municipal council elections.  The voting experience was emotionally moving…

US brings WTO case against Chinese tax on aircraft imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is bringing a case against China to the World Trade Organization, protesting that taxes on imported aircraft donate Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage. "China's…

Report Of Pistorius Arrest Warrant Denied

Authorities in South Africa have denied issuing an arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius after he was convicted of murder. The 29-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter last year after shooting…

In slap at Obama, US House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in…

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Christmas Lights Delayed As Winds Lash Towns

A number of towns across the UK have delayed switching on their Christmas lights this weekend amid fears of strong winds. Bognor Regis, Portsmouth & parts of Ayrshire are among…

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Key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person & wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on…

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Report says combination of errors led to U.S. bombing of MSF hospital – NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. air strike that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month resulted from "human errors, failures…

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Japan and China agree on moves to mend ties further

SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan & China agreed on Sunday to restart mutual visits of their foreign ministers & hold bilateral high-level economic dialogue early next year, a Japanese senior government…

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Argentina takes 2-1 lead over Belgium in Davis Cup semifinal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leonardo Mayer & Carlos Berlocq gave Argentina a 2-1 lead over Belgium in their Davis Cup semifinal Saturday after a tense doubles match against Steve Darcis &…