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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi September 1 sought Japan's help for clean energy, skill development and announced setting up a special management team in his office to facilitate trade between the two countries. Modi, on his first major foreign...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Israel says it is appropriating 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, possibly one of the biggest property takeovers for the Jewish state in decades.   The Israeli military said it is declaring the land "state-owned" on orders...
From: Voice of America | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The rumors continue to swirl about Apple's upcoming iPhone6. The world's third-largest mobile phone maker is hosting a product launch in Cupertino, California, September 9. Apple has teased the buying public in its event invitations by claiming, "Wish...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Afghan officials say at least six people were killed Saturday when Taliban militants launched an attack on intelligence headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad. An eyewitness, Ahmad Shah, said, "It was early morning and we were sleeping at home,...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated he will not step down under pressure from days of mass anti-government protests in the capital that recently have grown violent. An emergency parliament session is set for Tuesday to discuss...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is "quite optimistic" that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a November 24 deadline. Zarif on Monday held what he described as "good'' talks with European Union foreign policy...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Turkey demanded an explanation Monday from the United States over allegations that it has been spying extensively on Ankara's leaders since 2006. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said Turkish officials met with the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat currently...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The process of identifying American remains from the Korean War has picked up speed. Out of the 208 boxes of U.S. remains that Pyongyang handed over to Washington in the early 1990s, a total of 49 were identified in the last three years. That is a large...
From: Voice of America | By: Sungwon Baik | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Ireland's defense minister says his country needs safety reassurances from the United Nations before it sends more peacekeepers to the Israel-Syria border next month. Simon Coveney told Irish broadcaster RTE Monday that the U.N. must provide clarity...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A major ethnic group, the Karen National Union, has suspended its membership in the coalition group that has been working with the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, on a nationwide cease-fire agreement. The move comes after the union’s representatives...
From: Voice of America | By: Moe Zaw | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Fierce fighting is reported in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bama, with soldiers trying to repel an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Witnesses say hundreds of militants, traveling in trucks and armored vehicles, advanced toward the city...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Riding the momentum from a strong showing in a regional election, Germany's new anti-euro party on Monday said it was time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to accept it as a new conservative force in German politics. Like the UK Independence Party (UKIP)...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq. The proposals come days after Cameron raised...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The British government says Israel's expropriation of a large swath of land inside the occupied West Bank would "do serious damage to Israel’s standing in the international community." On Sunday, Israel laid claim to about 400 hectares in the area...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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After boycotting a United Nations-supervised audit of all votes from June's disputed runoff, Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah has now threatened to pull out from the entire political process if his demands are not met in 24 hours. Controversies...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Ebola crisis may have begun in Guinea, but Liberia is among the hardest hit – with more than 13 hundred cases reported.  Fear of the disease is spreading. The planting season is being disrupted as workers flee from the farms, and trade and transportation...
From: Voice of America | By: William Eagle | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Internet and rapidly evolving technology is quickly changing how people receive news and how journalists deliver it. There are now more ways to tell a story than ever before. One school in Los Angeles is teaching the next generation of journalists...
From: Voice of America | By: Elizabeth Lee | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Cuban government is enacting new rules that restrict imports on consumer goods sent by mail or brought to Cuba by air travelers. The restrictions imposed Monday mean greater hardship for a struggling private sector that has depended on suitcases...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Over the past few weeks, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in the northern city of Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes that were coordinated with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the situation remains...
From: Voice of America | By: Sebastian Meyer | Monday, September 1, 2014
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From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Turkey is accusing 33 police of seeking to overthrow the government of newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Authorities detained at least 20 police Monday during raids in 16 cities across Turkey. One of those arrested was Yakup Saygili, the...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Southern African Development Community is meeting with leaders of Lesotho to resolve the political stalemate that led to the alleged coup attempt to overthrow Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s coalition government over the weekend, according to SADC...
From: Voice of America | By: Peter Clottey | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Lesotho's prime minister has asked for southern African peacekeepers to be sent to his country following an apparent coup attempt over the weekend. An aide to Thomas Thabane said the prime minister made the request at emergency talks with officials from...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Medical officials in Sweden said a man suspected of having Ebola shows "no signs" of the deadly disease. Media reports Sunday said the man had recently traveled to a "risk area" for Ebola and was taken to a Stockholm hospital after coming down with a...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday. Iraq's...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Tuareg rebels and Malian government officials meet today in Algiers to try to agree on the terms for a lasting peace in northern Mali. Talks will focus on security and politics, including the question of how to govern the huge territory.    This week...
From: Voice of America | By: Katarina Hoije | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: China. With Russian President Vladimir Putin rewriting...
From: Voice of America | By: Mike Eckel | Monday, September 1, 2014
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From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Dawn of Libya, the Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital, has moved into the U.S. Embassy annex and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers and journalists toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who...
From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Three U.S. citizens being held prisoners in North Korea have been allowed to hold short interviews with the American television network, CNN. The surprising interviews came as a CNN crew was on a government tour Monday when authorities suddenly loaded...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Philippines on Monday foiled a bid to plant car-bombs at its main airport and a nearby shopping mall, authorities said. The motive for the bomb plot was not immediately clear but in the past such attacks in Manila, the capital, and other parts of...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Over the past few weeks, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in the northern city of Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes that were coordinated with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the situation remains...
From: Voice of America | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Two months before midterm congressional elections that will have a huge impact on the last two years of his tenure, President Barack Obama faces dueling foreign policy crises that pose a leadership test both at home and abroad. The growing threat from...
From: Voice of America | By: Jim Malone | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A man with a knife killed three children and injured several in a primary school in China on Monday, the first day of a new school term after the summer holiday, state media said. The suspect was a parent of a student, and he attacked the children because...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Heavy fighting has erupted between Syrian forces and rebel fighters in the Golan Heights, as the United Nations seeks the return of 44 peacekeepers seized there last week. The clashes Monday happened near the Quneitra border crossing, the same area where...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, on Sunday broke a two-month siege by Islamic State (IS) militants of the northern town of Amerli, near the Iranian border, populated mostly by Shi’ite Turkmen. Two U.S. lawmakers, appearing on U.S. television...
From: Voice of America | By: Victor Beattie | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Germany's train drivers union has called for a three-hour strike Monday to put pressure on the state-controlled rail operator Deutsche Bahn in a pay dispute. The evening strike will mainly affect freight traffic. The strike comes just days after pilots...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says talks Monday in Belarus should focus on an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in Ukraine. The meeting in Minsk involves representatives from Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators who heckled a senior Chinese official as he attempted to explain Beijing's decision to tightly control the nomination of candidates for the territory's chief executive. As...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Pakistani protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have stormed into the state television station.  Pakistani Television, or PTV, broadcast live coverage Monday of the demonstrators in its offices in the capital, Islamabad ...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Americans are celebrating Labor Day, a national holiday honoring the contributions of workers. The holiday has also come to mark the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The first Monday in September became an official holiday in 1894 after...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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People with cognitive problems - including memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease - may someday be able to have their memory boosted with electric current.  Researchers used a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart...
From: Voice of America | By: Jessica Berman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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President Barack Obama leaves Tuesday for a trip to Estonia and later Wales, in Britain, for a gathering of leaders of NATO countries. Russia's latest actions in Ukraine are making the trip an especially important one. The arrival of U.S. troops in Estonia...
From: Voice of America | By: Luis Ramirez | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad has sworn in a new Cabinet, as his government continues to fight in a 3-year-old war with rebels seeking his ouster. Assad was sworn in for a new 7-year term on July 16, after a presidential election that confirmed...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Swedish medical authorities are investigating a possible case of Ebola at a hospital in Stockholm. Media reports say a man who recently traveled to a "risk area'' for the virus is suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit. They...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said.
From: Voice of America | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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An Islamist militia group in Libya said it has taken control of the residential annex, but have not gone into the main compound, of the vacated U.S. embassy in Tripoli, a month after American diplomats fled to escape the violent clashes between rival...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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From: Voice of America | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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