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New York's police commissioner fights for 9/11 health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Police Department commissioner, flanked by police & firefighters, pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to a health program for first responders &…

U.N. hopeful of Yemen aid boom, helped by new shipping verification

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Yemen's peace talks next week are an opportunity to bring in urgent humanitarian aid for millions of people who have been deprived of vital…

U.S. Secretary of State warns of collapse of Palestinian Authority and its consequences

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said there were questions approximately how long the Palestinian Authority (PA) could survive & warned of…

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which became effective November 26, will be lifted…

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UN draft resolution asks UN to refer North Korea to ICC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union & Japan circulated a draft U.N. resolution Friday that condemns "gross" human rights violations in North Korea & encourages the U.N. Security Council…

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American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

DAKAR (Reuters) – Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement & diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association said on Saturday. Michel Desaedeleer,…

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Bomb in Thai capital kills 16, wounds 81

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre & Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) – A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on Monday killed 16 people, including three…

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Pacific trade talks fail to end in TPP deal

Delegates negotiating a vast Pacific free-trade agreement failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama. But…

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Silent tribute paid to 7/7 victims

Britain has fallen silent in tribute to victims of terrorism for the second time in less than a week as the July 7 attacks were remembered. There were emotional scenes…

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Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016…