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  • Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a Nov. 24 deadline. "I am quite optimistic after…

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  • Four Things That Can Send Your Resume to the Trash

    We asked recruiting managers and career experts about resume errors that cause them to crumple and toss a resume - their answers may surprise you.

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  • Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

    By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a…

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  • U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human…

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  • The answer to Islamic State: by sword – or word?

    As world leaders try to counter the killing spree of the militant group Islamic State, better known as ISIS, they should take note of this trend: More Muslim leaders are challenging the group’s core message that faith can be compelled by the threat of violence. Rather, the Islamic State is also…

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  • Texas and Louisiana abortion laws blocked, but how many clinics remain?

    In a matter of three days, two judges might have kept as many as 19 abortion clinics in Texas and Louisiana open – at least temporarily. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of a Texas law that would have required abortion clinics in the state to meet the standards of…

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  • Ukraine rebels say they are willing to talk peace with Kiev

    East Ukraine's Russian-backed rebels now say they are willing to talk with Kiev about a political settlement that would keep Ukraine united but would grant sweeping autonomy to their war-torn regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Barely a week ago, rebel prime minister Alexander Zakharchenko insisted he…

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  • Rick Perry deletes tweet about drunk Democrat. Why did he bother?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took back a tweet on Sunday. First, the background: On Sunday night Governor Perry’s verified Twitter account posted an image of Rosemary Lehmberg, the Democratic prosecutor at the heart of Perry’s recent indictment on charges of public corruption. The (doctored) image of…

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  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressing outrage.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist list, wants…

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  • Manchester United confirm Falcao loan swoop

    Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning. "MUFC is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option…

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  • Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Brazil incumbent goes on offensive in presidential debate

    Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, now trailing top rival Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race by 10 percent, went on the offensive in a televised debate, fighting for her job. In the second debate between the main candidates ahead of the October 5 first round vote, Rousseff sought to come off the…

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  • Fame catches up with weary Bouchard

    Fame finally caught up with Eugenie Bouchard on Monday in a groggy, dizzy conclusion to her Grand Slam season which ended in a fourth round loss at the US Open. The 20-year-old Canadian golden girl, playing her 58th match of a breakout year which saw her reach the semi-finals of the Australian and…

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  • Amnesty condemns IS 'ethnic-cleansing' in Iraq

    Amnesty International has accused Islamic State jihadists of "systematic ethnic cleansing" and mass killings of minorities in northern Iraq, in a report published Tuesday. "The massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State provide harrowing new evidence that a wave of ethnic…

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  • Hernandez headlines Hull City arrivals

    Premier League club Hull City brought in four new players on the transfer deadline day, including Uruguay international striker Abel Hernandez from Italian side Palermo for "a club-record fee". "Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the club has come in such a short space of…

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  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

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  • Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — An hour-and-a-half into his stay at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray had to wonder whether it would end quickly.

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  • Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window.

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