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Thai court drops murder case against ex-PM

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday dismissed a murder case against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy, who were both indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center rear, speaks with other EU heads of state during an EU summit in Brussels. As chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel may be the most powerful politician in the European Union, but she is more mirage than …

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, right, speaks with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, second left, and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, second right during a meeting in Brussels. Within the EU’s ranks, Baron…

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second right, speaks with other EU heads of state during an EU summit in Brussels. As chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel may be the most powerful politician in the European Union, but she is more mirage than…

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, first row fifth right, stands with other EU heads of state for a group photo during an EU summit in Ypres, Belgium. As chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel may be the most powerful politician in the European Union, b…

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.

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Japanese lawmaker, martial artists in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician has arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year.

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Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, greets Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how they'll use their intelligence operations in the future, even sett…

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Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, witnesses Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, right, and Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop sign the documents in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how th…

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Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, left, shakes hands with his Australia counterpart Julie Bishop during their bilateral meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how they'll use their intelligence operations in t…

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Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations.

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Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday.

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Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Erdogan. Erdogan, who is sc…

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Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu salutes cheering supporters after his election during the ruling party congress in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Erdogan.…

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Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.

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HK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss's home

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police have searched the home of a media magnate who owns a popular pro-democracy newspaper and is known as a critic of Beijing.

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Telefonica ups bid to create Brazil's top operator

MADRID (AP) — Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros previously.

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign …

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, stands with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, center, and Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Israel's prime minister declared vict…

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Palestinian girls inspect the rubble of Omar Ibn Abed Al-Aziz mosque, which was hit by an Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming th…

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

A Palestinian boy walks on the rubble of Omar Ibn Abed Al-Aziz mosque, which was hit by an Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming t…

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Palestinians attend a victory rally organized by masked militant of Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, military wing of Hamas, at the debris of destroyed houses in Shijaiyah, neighborhood of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An open-ended cease-fire between Israel an…

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Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday.

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6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Rescue workers lift a wall that collapsed after a landslide hit Yingping village in Fuquan city in southwest China's Guizhou province Thursday Aug. 28, 2014. Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state med…

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6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Rescue workers search for victims in the aftermath of a landslide that hit Yingping village in Fuquan city in southwest China's Guizhou province Thursday Aug. 28, 2014. Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chines…

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