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Japan PM’s Support Rate Dented After Female Ministers Quit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacting as he speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo/Pic:ReutersTOKYO: Support for the administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has slumped after the resignation of two female ministers, an opinion poll showed today.

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U.S. Diplomat Travels To West Africa As Ebola Quarantine Moves Take Hold

Pic:ReutersNEW YORK: As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S. lawmakers called for a travel ban on the three worst-hit countries.

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Ukraine Votes In Poll Likely To Strengthen President's Hand

Pic:AgencyKIEV: Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.

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Brazil Presidential Campaign Ends In Slugfest Over Corruption

Pic:ReutersBRASILIA: Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.

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Hong Kong Protesters To Hold Street Vote On Next Steps

Anti-Occupy protesters holding candles and a Chinese flag as they gather to oppose actions of pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong/Pic:ReutersHONG KONG: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters are set to hold a street poll on Sunday on the next steps for a mass movement that has paralysed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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WHO Reputation Biggest Casualty In Ebola Crisis

Pic:ReutersPARIS: Beyond the human tragedy of the Ebola epidemic unfolding in west Africa, the crisis is claiming a collateral victim: trust in the medical order.

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Mariah Carey Arrives In Taipei, Due To Sing Today

US singer Mariah Carey smiled broadly and blew kisses early yesterday on her arrival from Singapore in a personal jet to play a concert in Taipei.

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Thai Muslims Seek Justice 10 Years After Massacre Of 85 Protesters

Photo: AFPPATTANI- Dozens of students rallied at a mosque in southern Thailand Saturday to demand justice for the deaths of 85 protesters a decade ago, a tragedy rights groups say is fuelling a violent insurgency.

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Tunisia Holds Crucial General Election

Tunisians are preparing to vote in elections seen as a test of the country's transition to democracy.

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Iraqi Security Forces And Kurds Gain Ground Against Islamic State

Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi army members ride in vehicles during a patrol in Jurf al-Sakhar October 25, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/StringerIraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

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