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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past ...  Visit website

EU must put up resources for Mediterranean rescues: Amnesty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must cough up "considerable" resources for migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea before Italy can discontinue its own mission, ...  Visit website

All aboard the 'Corruptour' for a glimpse of Mexico's graft

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Visitors looking to explore the dark side of Mexico's northern industrial city of Monterrey board a striking blue bus, painted ...  Visit website

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an ...  Visit website

EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but ...  Visit website

British European Union exit 'wouldn't break my heart', PM Cameron says

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday it would not break his heart if Britain left the European Union, but said ...  Visit website

Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal case against Russian officials

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting ...  Visit website

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he ...  Visit website

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he ...  Visit website

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past ...  Visit website

HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, ...  Visit website

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news ...  Visit website

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news ...  Visit website

Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar reigns

LONDON (Reuters) - World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, ...  Visit website

Rights group urges Europe to press Thai leader on rights on Italy trip

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A human rights group on Tuesday urged the European Union to press Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to protect human rights and ...  Visit website

Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and ...  Visit website

Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army: official

Beirut (Reuters) - Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Tuesday, boosting ...  Visit website

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been ...  Visit website

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ...  Visit website

China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns

BEIJING (Reuters) - The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese ...  Visit website

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