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Pakistan's Sharif Says World Ignores South Asia Tension At Its Peril

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore rising tension in South Asia at its peril.

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Just Do It: Chinese City Tells Cadres To Set Example And Have Second Child

With China facing a demographic crisis of stalling birth rates and a fast-ageing population, one city has taken a novel approach: a direct call to action aimed at young government officials to lead the way and have a second child.

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Planned Serb Referendum Vote Reawakens Fears Of Strife In Bosnia

Bosnia's autonomous Serb entity is set to defy its highest court with a referendum on a national holiday on Sunday that may stoke separatist sentiment lingering since the 1990s war.

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Oxford Ranked As World's Top University: Times Higher Education

The University of Oxford has become the first British university to top the Times Higher Education's global league table, knocking the California Institute of Technology into second place.

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Britain's MI6 Intelligence Agency To Get 40 Percent More Spies: BBC Says

Britain's foreign intelligence service is to get 40 percent more spies in one of the biggest expansions since the Cold War as MI6 seeks to harness new technology, the BBC said.

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As Obama's Term Wanes, So Does Focus On Israeli-Palestinian Issue

In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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Iraqi Army Says It Reached Center Of Key Town South Of Mosul

Iraq's military backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition on Thursday seized the center of Shirqat, a northern town seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture Mosul from Islamic State.

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Senate Clears Way For $1.15 Billion Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate cleared the way for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, defending a frequent partner in the Middle East recently subject to harsh criticism in Congress.

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Fed Keeps Rates Steady, Signals One Hike By End Of Year

The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but strongly signaled it could still tighten monetary policy by the end of this year as the labor market improved further.

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Biden Warns Ukraine On Reforms, Says EU Sanctions On Russia At Risk

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned Ukraine needs to live up to its promises economic and political reforms or risk seeing the European Union walk away from its sanctions on Russia.

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