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U.N.: More women, children casualties of Afghan violence

Total number of people hurt or killed is up 1% this year, but women casualties rose 23% and children 13%

Russian police nab man suspected of killing his 6 children

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police have arrested a man suspected of killing and dismembering his six young children along with his wife and mother.

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India

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At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 survived, officials said Wednesday.

'Cecil the lion' trial postponed in Zimbabwe: judge

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'Cecil the lion' trial postponed in Zimbabwe: judge
Hwange (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, was postponed on Wednesday until next month after an application from his lawyers.

Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 have been rescued, officials said Wednesday. The Kamayani Express was on its way to Mumbai when it derailed late Tuesday night near the town of Harda in Madhya Pradesh state, while the Janata Express was traveling in the opposite direction when it derailed soon after.


Entire town evacuated due to Washington state wildfire

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Fast-moving grass fire prompts authorities to order everyone to leave

Undocumented immigrants appointed to city commissions

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Undocumented immigrants appointed to city commissions
Two undocumented immigrants will get to serve on city commissions in Southern California -- drawing outrage from some residents.

Surge of synthetic marijuana linked to violent crime

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Surge of synthetic marijuana linked to violent crime
Synthetic marijuana is flooding the streets of major U.S. cities this summer, causing a surge in overdoses and, according to some police officials, a rise ... more

Signs of 'ritualistic killing' in triple homicide, sheriff says

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Signs of 'ritualistic killing' in triple homicide, sheriff says
Investigators found three people hammered to death with their throats slit inside a Florida home in a case that authorities said Tuesday could be linked ... more

Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say so

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Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say so
Donald Trump -- who Fox News said literally will be at the center of its GOP primary debate on Thursday -- is already feeling the ... more
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Eurozone economic expansion eases despite strong growth in Spain – live

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Eurozone economic expansion eases despite strong growth in Spain – live
Growth in Germany remained steady while France and Italy slowedUK services growth slows as hiring hits 16-month lowAthens stock market in the red again, banks ... more

Should I use a tongue-scraper? A dentist’s essential guide to oral hygiene | Ollie Jupes

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Should I use a tongue-scraper? A dentist’s essential guide to oral hygiene | Ollie Jupes
Are British people looking after their teeth better? There’s no substitute for brushing twice a day, but what about flossing, mouthwashes, gum … and tongue-scrapersDentists ... more

A letter to my little sister on the birth of her new baby girl | Jessica Valenti

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A letter to my little sister on the birth of her new baby girl | Jessica Valenti
My beautiful niece is a lucky girl, because she will be on the receiving end of all your kindness and wisdomLast week my sister gave ... more

Burnham pledges rail renationalisation: Politics live - readers' edition

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Burnham pledges rail renationalisation: Politics live - readers' edition
Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s political events in our open thread. We’ll post the best above ... more

Poachers stalk elephants of Kerala after a gap of 20 years

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Poachers stalk elephants of Kerala after a gap of 20 years
A gang of poachers, said to have killed more than 20 elephants for their tusks, was busted by Kerala state’s forest department One of the ... more
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German Justice Minister Fires Top Prosecutor Over Treason Probe

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Germany’s justice minister fired the country’s top prosecutor over the prosecutor’s treason investigation of two prominent bloggers, culminating a days-long fight among public officials over ... more

Businesses Worry Over Calais Migrant Crisis

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Exporters and haulers on both sides of the English Channel worry that the Calais crisis is eating into their revenues and are pouring more pressure ... more

World Briefing: Turkey: Jets Strike Kurdish Rebels

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Earlier, rebels killed two soldiers in Sirnak Province, the military said.

Kremlin Stakes Claim to Arctic Expanse and Its Resources

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Russia seeks oversight over an area including the North Pole, a region increasingly ripe for oil drilling and more as global warming melts the ice ... more

Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

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Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98
Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives.

Kerry Urges Beijing to Halt ‘Problematic Actions’ in South China Sea

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Kerry Urges Beijing to Halt ‘Problematic Actions’ in South China Sea
Talking with his Chinese counterpart while at a Southeast Asian meeting, the secretary of state voiced concerns about island-building in disputed waters.

Asian Shares Gain After Rosy China Data

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Asian Shares Gain After Rosy China Data
Asian shares bounced off their morning lows after a gauge of China’s service sector reached an 11-month high, brushing off concerns that a rise in ... more

China Brokerage IPOs Likely to Face Cooler Climate

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China Brokerage IPOs Likely to Face Cooler Climate
Before the year is out, three Chinese brokerages are planning to tap Hong Kong’s stock markets for IPOs, but they’re likely to face a cooler ... more

Hiroshima: 70 Years After the Bomb

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Hiroshima: 70 Years After the Bomb
Koko Tanimoto Kondo was just a baby on Aug. 6, 1945, when her father’s church in Hiroshima crumbled around her. For decades, she has told ... more

Australia to Assist France With Réunion Island Debris

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Australia to Assist France With Réunion Island Debris
Australia will assist French authorities with the investigation into aircraft debris that washed ashore on Réunion Island, with an expert sent to help determine if ... more

Letter From America: When Thriving Comes at a Price

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In a letter-memoir to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that racial crime is not something America has committed. Rather, it is the very thing that ... more

Huge Rally Over Killing of Mexican Journalist

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Huge Rally Over Killing of Mexican Journalist
Ruben Espinosa, who worked for the prominent magazine Proceso, and four other people were found bound and tortured in an apartment in Mexico City.

Robin Phillips, Director Who Revitalized Canada’s Stratford Festival, Dies at 75

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Robin Phillips, Director Who Revitalized Canada’s Stratford Festival, Dies at 75
Mr. Phillips, a British theater director, added productions and brought in stars like Maggie Smith during his tenure as artistic director in the ’70s.

Canadian Prime Minister Calls Federal Election

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper broke with Canadian political tradition by formally opening the campaign in the middle of summer during what is a holiday weekend ... more

World Briefing: Food Program Gets Emergency Cash

published Fri, Jul 31 2015 19:59 GMT
The anti-hunger agency of the United Nations said that it had averted a suspension of aid to 440,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan after the United ... more

World Briefing: Iraq: Funding Shortfall Deprives Uprooted Iraqis of Health Services

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The aid agencies, including the W.H.O., need $60.9 million to operate their health care centers in Iraq but have received only $5.1 million from donors.

World Briefing: U.N. Chief Appeals for More Aid to Support Palestinian Refugees

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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon beseeched donors on Tuesday to fill an emergency $100 million gap in funding for the agency that aids five million Palestinian ... more

World Briefing: Cameroon: Nigerians Are Expelled

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People suspected of being Boko Haram fighters disguised as refugees with explosives hidden in their luggage were arrested at a camp in northern Cameroon.

Obama Begins Campaign in Congress for Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Obama is rolling out a public and private campaign to build support for a nuclear deal, and to counter a well-financed onslaught from critics.

Ebola Cases Fall Sharply, U.N. Reports

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The number of new Ebola diagnoses in Sierra Leone and Guinea reached its lowest point in well over a year last week, according to the ... more

Top defense contractors spend millions to get billions

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A suit-and-tie legion in D.C. is pressing the case for much larger defense budgets

FBI investigating security of Hillary Clinton's emails

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Questioning of Colorado company that managed Clinton's server part of existing probe, not new investigation, State Dept. says

Who's in and who's out at the first GOP presidential debate

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Fox News has selected the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign.

2 undocumented immigrants are named to commissions in California city

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A California city appointed two undocumented immigrants to city commission posts on Monday in a controversial step to give illegal immigrants a say in local ... more
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GOP debate lineup: Trump and Bush in, Fiorina and Perry out

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GOP debate lineup: Trump and Bush in, Fiorina and Perry out
CLEVELAND (AP) — It's the first really good news — and really bad news — for Republicans seeking the presidential nomination: Who's in the first ... more