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Red Cross talks to debate new mechanism for upholding laws of war

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – States are divided approximately an attempt to improve compliance with the rules of war, a non-binding yet contentious issue at the heart of an…

Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, who was known for gravelly voiced gangsters from "Scarface" to "The Sopranos" yet who was most endearing as Tom Hanks' kid-at-heart toy-company boss in "Big," has…

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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Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away

PARIS (AP) — A ceasefire between Syria's government & opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday as he visited Paris to…

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16 hurt as clashes erupt in Beirut trash protest

At least 16 people were injured on Saturday when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces & demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish. Thousands…

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Great British Bake Off 2015: former Star Baker Marie is second to be sent home

Scottish grandmother Marie Campbell became the second contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off – yet insisted the show had given her "more confidence" in her baking. Campbell –…

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Two dead in knife attack at IKEA store in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Two people were killed & one seriously injured in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the city of Vesteras, approximately an hour west of the…

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China to build highway for Liberia as part of Ebola recovery aid

MONROVIA (Reuters) – China will build a new coastal highway for Liberia as part of its aid to the country recovering from an Ebola epidemic, Liberia's foreign minister said on…

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Britain Set To Be As Hot As Barcelona

Summery weather is forecast to return to Britain this weekend after a disappointing last few weeks in July. Temperatures are expected to climb to 28C (82.4F) on Sunday in some parts…