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Plenum’s lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

<!– google_ad_section_start –> That there was no announcement of the fate of disgraced Zhou Yongkang or of personnel changes in the army leadership in the communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party’s fourth plenum indicates wide divisions within the party persist. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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This time, guards dogs intercept White House invader

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A man is in police custody after climbed over a fence into the White House grounds, where he was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by the dogs of uniformed Secret Service agents. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China scraps 130,000 ‘leading groups’ in effort to streamline local government

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China, in an effort to streamline bureaucracy, has scrapped over 130,000 of the many “leading groups” that operate at all levels of governments across the nation, state media reported on Thursday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pan-democrat no-shows force Legco tech bureau debate adjournment

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The establishment of an Innovation and Technology Bureau faces more delay after pan-democrat lawmakers forced the adjournment of a Legislative Council meeting this morning due to an insufficient quorum. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cuban health workers, U.S. soldiers work together to fight Ebola

Caribbean country is sending largest medical contingent to the region, with 51 staff arriving Wednesday

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Leung to show proof of ‘foreign forces” influence when time’s right

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The government has evidence that “foreign forces” have influenced the Occupy Central movement and it would be disclosed at an appropriate time, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Joko Widodo completes rise from slum to Indonesia’s presidential palace

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader from outside the political and military elite, was sworn in as president yesterday and reached out to political foes to seek support for his ambitious reform agenda. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Australia’s Parliament lifts ban on veiled visitors in public gallery

Department of Parliamentary Services says face coverings will still have to be removed temporarily at the security checkpoint at the front door

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For dissidents, the worst we can do is forget them

We need to remember Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and others locked away in forgotten places

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Activists decry synod’s failure to soften Church’s approach to gay people

Some are encouraged, however, that the liberal-leaning pope got the prelates talking about subjects that were taboo

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Jump in number of foreign tourists to Iran

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 per cent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran’s top tourism official said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Dozens killed in Nigeria ‘ceasefire’ with Boko Haram militants

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Runners battle ‘hazardous’ smog to compete in Beijing Marathon

Poor air quality engulfs city

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The CIA’s Wrong: Arming Rebels Works

President Obama has weighed the options and concluded America does more harm than good when it sets out to topple regimes. OK. But don’t pretend that’s the CIA’s fault.

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Chinese coastguard vessels patrol disputed waters

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead from Japan’s wars. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Bhutto heir makes political debut at huge Karachi rally amid tight security

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, address a rally billed as his formal political debut. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Kim Jong-un’s return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Just like that, Kim Jong-un was back. For weeks, the portly North Korean leader’s sudden disappearance from public view was the source of wild theories. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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VIDEO: How is import ban affecting Russians?

After President Putin banned fresh food imports from the EU, how are Russians coping without delicacies like Parmesan cheese and Serrano ham?

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Putin set to meet Western leaders on Ukraine at Milan gathering

Trip offers Russia’s President the first chance to discuss the Ukrainian crisis with EU leaders since his visit to France in June to attend the D-Day anniversary

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Ebola: US welcomes Cuban support

Cuba is a “welcome” addition to the international fight against Ebola, a senior US official says.

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