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Tony Abbott says its far too soon to consider Indigenous Senate seats

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Tony Abbott says its far too soon to consider Indigenous Senate seats
Australia is at starting point of process to build yes vote for constitutional Indigenous recognition, says PM Continue reading...

Scores Feared Dead as Migrants’ Boat Sinks Off Libya’s Coast

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The boat, packed with up to 250 African migrants trying to reach Europe, sank east of Tripoli, and only 26 people have been rescued so far, the Libyan Navy said.

Queen gives first comments on Scottish independence vote

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The popular monarch has a constitutional obligation to maintain political neutrality, but her kingdom could shrink in a few days

Sweden votes for minority left government, far right surges

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but faced challenges forming a strong coalition as he fell short of a parliamentary majority.

Queen to Scots: Think Carefully About Future

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Queen to Scots: Think Carefully About Future
(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week’s Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to “think very carefully about the future.” But the popular British monarch didn’t indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation. Still, some may interpret her comments as…


Washington romps Jacksonville 41-10

Despite injuries for Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson, Washington readily handled Jacksonville with touchdown passes by Kirk Cousins

3.5 earthquake rattles part of Northern California

A 3.5 temblor struck about 120 miles west of Sacramento, but no damage was reported

Actress says she was held by police for public display of affection

Daniele Watts says she was only showing affection to her companion when police accosted her

With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

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INDIANOLA Iowa (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the ... more

1st quarter: 49ers 7, Bears 0

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1st quarter: 49ers 7, Bears 0
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Scotland referendum: celebrities voice their thoughts on independence

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Scotland referendum: celebrities voice their thoughts on independence
David Beckham, Susan Boyle and Vivienne Westwood the latest to share their views on the Scottish independence debateDavid Beckham and Vivienne Westwood have become the ... more

Bookmakers sign up to voluntary watchdog

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Bookmakers sign up to voluntary watchdog
William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power agree changes as regulator consults on tough new licensing standardsThree of the four big high street bookmakers have ... more

Home ownership becoming exclusive members' club, says housing group

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Home ownership becoming exclusive members' club, says housing group
National Housing Federation says typical first-time buyer needs a deposit almost 10 times that required in early 1980sHome ownership is becoming an "exclusive members' club", ... more

Voters want resurgence of UK industry at heart of parties' election campaigns

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Voters want resurgence of UK industry at heart of parties' election campaigns
85% want government to promote stronger manufacturing base, finds poll, with 62% believing it will give more economic securityA overwhelming majority of voters want a ... more

UK children's heart surgery plans aim to end decade of wrangling

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UK children's heart surgery plans aim to end decade of wrangling
Exclusive: NHS England hopes to win agreement from families, charities, politicians and hospitals after years of controversyA consultation paper on the future shape of children's ... more
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In Weddings, Pope Francis Looks Past Tradition

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In marrying 20 couples, including some who had already lived together, the pope continued to project the image of more forgiving church.

Heineken Rebuffs SABMiller Overture

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Heineken NV said Sunday that U.K.-based rival SABMiller PLC has approached it about being acquired but that Heineken's controlling family intends to keep the company ... more

Germans Rally to Protest Anti-Semitism Over Gaza War

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Germany’s Central Council of Jews organized the rally in response to the anti-Semitism seen in cities like Berlin after protesters chanting “death to Israel” and ... more

Election Victories Strengthen Putin’s Grip Around Russia and Crimea

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Election Victories Strengthen Putin’s Grip Around Russia and Crimea
Candidates loyal to President Vladimir V. Putin appeared to be headed to overwhelming victories on Sunday in regional and local elections across Russia, according to ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: Scots Must Vote Nae

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This show of petty nationalism is un-Scottish.

Op-Ed Contributor: China's Environmental Awakening

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Op-Ed Contributor: China's Environmental Awakening
The Chinese are beginning to wonder whether industrial progress has come at too high a cost to the environment.

Arts, Briefly: Shakespeare, in Mandarin

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The British government will donate 1.5 million pounds ($2.44 million) to the Royal Shakespeare Company to translate all of Shakespeare’s works into Mandarin for the ... more

North Korea Sentences American to 6 Years of Hard Labor

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North Korea Sentences American to 6 Years of Hard Labor
The country’s official news agency offered few details of the one-day trial for Matthew Todd Miller, who was convicted of committing “hostile acts” against the ... more

Plan to Burn Waste Brings Protests in Southern China

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Residents of a county in the province of Guangdong say they don’t trust official reassurances about the environmental safety of a planned incinerator.

Islamic State Video Claims Beheading of British Man

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Islamic State Video Claims Beheading of British Man
The Islamic State militant group released a video late Saturday that it said showed the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker.

San Felipe Journal: A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

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San Felipe Journal: A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets
Fewer than 100 vaquitas are living today, their population nearly wiped out by poachers sweeping up another rare species and shrimp fishermen casting huge nets.

Obama Sees Iraq Resolution as a Legal Basis for Airstrikes, Official Says

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The president has cited an earlier authorization by Congress as a basis for his campaign against ISIS.

Ex-President of Haiti Put Under House Arrest

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide was placed on house arrest in a corruption investigation, an order protested by his supporters whom claimed there was no provision in Haitian ... more

Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Withdraws Re-election Bid

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Minutes after the announcement, a representative for Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother who is a City Council member, formally registered him as a mayoral candidate.

Mexican Rights Groups File Suit for ‘Systematic and Widespread’ Abuse by Army and Police

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The complaint asks the International Criminal Court to investigate charges of torture, capture and disappearances of civilians in Baja California between 2006 and 2012.

Scores Feared Dead as Migrants’ Boat Sinks Off Libya’s Coast

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The boat, packed with up to 250 African migrants trying to reach Europe, sank east of Tripoli, and only 26 people have been rescued so ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: To Stop ISIS in Syria, Support Aleppo

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America and its allies must focus efforts on backing the beleaguered moderates in this vital rebel-held city.

‘Terror at the Mall’ on HBO Documents an Attack in Kenya

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‘Terror at the Mall’ on HBO Documents an Attack in Kenya
Dan Reed’s documentary “Terror at the Mall” uses footage from security cameras and cellphones, as well as photographs, to document a Shabab attack on civilians ... more

Back to School in Gaza After War’s Devastation

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Back to School in Gaza After War’s Devastation
Hundreds of thousands of Gaza children made a delayed return to school after a 50-day war with Israel.

Cameron Announces Response Plan to Beheading of British Aid Worker

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Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would support American military action against the ISIS, but he did not commit his country to a more vigorous ... more

Hillary Clinton rallies Iowa Democrats at Harkin Steak Fry

Clinton praised President Obama and rallied Democrats to turn out for the 2014 midterms during her first public event in Iowa since the 2008 presidential ... more

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton teases presidential buzz

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"I've got a few things on my mind these days," Clinton tells Iowa Democrats at the Harkin Steak Fry, a Democratic cattle-call and fundraiser

Inside Congress' secret nuclear fallout shelter

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Go inside a shelter built for members of the U.S. congress in the event of nuclear war.

With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

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INDIANOLA Iowa (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the ... more

With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

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With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016
By Gabriel Debenedetti INDIANOLA Iowa (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a ... more