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Tide going out for the Tea Party in US midterms

The midterm elections in Kansas, where the polarising policies of Governor Sam Brownback have caused many Republicans to denounce him, will be a litmus test for the Tea Party.

2 boys first to sue government, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

Father of 13-year-old and 11-year-old was among 239 people on board jetliner that mysteriously disappeared in March

U.N. Panel Faults Sri Lanka Over Presidential Powers

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A human rights report criticized a constitutional change that allows the president to appoint or dismiss judges, and repealed the limit on presidential terms.

Fake Clowns Terrorize France

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Fake Clowns Terrorize France
The scary clowns are no Halloween treat for the French
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Watch: New humanoid robot helps Nestle sell coffee machines

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Nestle Japan will introduce humanoid robots at shops to promote the sales of its coffee machines. Starting in November the company plans to place about 1,000 of the robots in home appliance stores across Japan.


U.S. ambassador says she's self-monitoring for Ebola

Samantha Power just returned from a visit to the countries worst-affected by Ebola

Illinois judge injured in courtroom scuffle

Authorities say a defendant broke free after his hearing in a Cook County, Ill. courtroom and attacked the judge

Whiskey war heats up in Tennessee

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Legislative debate over legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow dispute between two global liquor giants

Wife of suspect charged in Ark. realtor's death

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Crystal Hope Lowery and Arron Lewis, whom she filed for divorce from on Oct. 17, both face murder and kidnapping charges in the September death ... more

Prosecutor speaks after Eric Frein's arraignment

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Ray Tonkin, the district attorney prosecuting alleged cop killer Eric Frein, spoke in front of the Pike County, Pa., courthouse Friday after an arraignment hearing. ... more
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Fiona Woolf resigns as chairman of governments child abuse inquiry

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Lord mayor of London steps down over concerns about her links to Westminster establishmentFiona Woolf has resigned as the chairman of the governments child abuse ... more

Two bodies found in Stafford fireworks warehouse following blaze

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Police release 53-year-old who had been held in connection with incident as joint investigation is launched to find cause of initial explosionThe bodies of two ... more

The Fiona Woolf row shows child abuse survivors are still not being heard

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As the child abuse inquiry continues to founder, one wonders what the establishment is more interested in: covering its back, or the truthHalloween could hardly ... more

A message for politicians: trust us, and maybe well trust you too

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Democracy in the UK is in crisis, with turnouts so low the vote is becoming a meaningless right and trust is at the heart of ... more

Halloween costumes that mock mental illness are a matter for the market PM

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Downing Street responds to health minister Norman Lambs criticism of psycho and schizo joke outfits available onlineDowning Street has declined to back calls by health ... more
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Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s Former Executives Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison

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Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s Former Executives Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison
Three executives at the Italian lender were accused of hiding a convoluted derivatives contract that helped it conceal its losses.

Investigators Identify Almost all MH17 Crash Victims

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The Dutch government said that 289 of the 298 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine have been identified—and ... more

Intesa Rules Out Monte dei Paschi Rescue

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Intesa Sanpaolo CEO Carlo Messina has ruled out Intesa rescuing crippled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which has to come up with a ... more

Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Surge of Protests

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The proposal had been seen as a move by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to choke off one of the last sources of information not controlled ... more

RBS Takes Forex Provision

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Royal Bank of Scotland said it set aside $640 million to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the British bank ... more

The Biggest Ship in the World (Though It Isn’t Exactly a Ship)

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Technically, this monstrous natural-gas refinery is a “floating facility,” not a “ship,” but c’mon.

Lives: The Good Student in North Korea

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Lives: The Good Student in North Korea
I was an English instructor, but what was I really teaching?

China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves

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International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday.

Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong’s Occupy Generation

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Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong’s Occupy Generation
A new force is coming of age: young, dedicated to democracy, with little affinity for the cultural identity of mainland China.

Taiwan President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing

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Taiwan President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing
In an interview, President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan said he supported Hong Kong protesters’ democratic ideals, but would still pursue trade agreements with China.

Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

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Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead
As Mexicans prepare for the annual observance commemorating departed ancestors, they are also debating the influence of Halloween on the holiday.

World Briefing: Mexico: 3 Americans Feared Dead

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State officials in the state of Tamaulipas said Thursday that bodies found near Matamoros appeared to be those of three Americans missing in northern Mexico ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil's Exhausting Election

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This is what a normal campaign season looks like: strange people, funny memes, a strong influence of religion and lots of turnarounds.

World Briefing: Colombia: Army Database Raises Concern About Possible Spying

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The authorities said they were investigating an allegation that the army kept a database of email addresses for people seeking a peace deal with the ... more

Computing the Political Impact of Canada’s Attacks

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Computing the Political Impact of Canada’s Attacks
After two attacks by homegrown extremists, the questions now are about the impact on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s future.

Syrian Photographer’s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action

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Syrian Photographer’s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action
A celebrated defector is no longer optimistic that the United States has the will to stop the abuses committed by the Assad government.

Burkina Faso Leader Counters Calls for Resignation With Offer of Talks

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In a statement, President Blaise Compaoré said he would not heed demonstrators’ demands, instead offering negotiations on “a transitional period.”

Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

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Police officers were out in force and restricted access to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble ... more

Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge

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Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.

Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

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Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light
As Liberia’s first elected leader after a devastating civil war, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pushed the country to economic growth, but gains have been ... more

Medicare pays for dead patients' prescription drugs

A report from an internal government watchdog shows that Medicare's rules allow for its prescription program to pay for drugs after a patient dies

Early voting is turning out more voters who sat out 2010

Turnout efforts in battleground states are paying off for Democrats, but do they have the votes yet to surpass the GOP?

Mitch McConnell: Obama should "move to the middle" to work with the GOP

Senate Republican leader says GOP is ready to work with Obama for the next two years, if he's ready to work with them

Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

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U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation ... more
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Canada security services struggle with extremist threat, resources gap

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's spy agency and national police force are so constrained by a lack of resources that they can’t keep close track of ... more