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Whistleblowers Meet with Edward Snowden, Find Him at Ease and Comfortable in New Russian Life

Whistleblowers Meet with Edward Snowden, Find Him at Ease and Comfortable in New Russian Life
American whistleblowers have met with Edward Snowden in Moscow, and report that he is settling in to life there. In conversation, they say he seems at ease and has no regrets over the massive information leak that caused him to flee the United States.
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Somali Town Faces Reprisals From Terror Group After Failed Navy SEAL Raid

Somali Town Faces Reprisals From Terror Group After Failed Navy SEAL Raid
Barawe, the small coastal town in Somalia where Navy SEALS came ashore in a failed raid last weekend, is facing reprisals from the terror group al-Shabab, the focus of the raid. Residents say that al-Shabab insurgents are increasing their presence and blame the residents for spying for the US.
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Swiss Showing the World How to Take on Pay Inequality

Swiss Showing the World How to Take on Pay Inequality
Switzerland is one of Europe's richest countries but does not have a minimum wage law.
But growing public activism over pay inequality since the 2008 financial crisis has already led to two referendum drives on CEO pay.
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Suspected Al-Qaeda Bomb Plotter Extradited to US After 12 Years in Belgian Prison

Suspected Al-Qaeda Bomb Plotter Extradited to US After 12 Years in Belgian Prison
A man arrested in Belgium shortly after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 has been extradited to the US. He is charged with conspiracy in a suicide bomb plot meant to kill Americans traveling in Europe.
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World Not Ready for Aging Population

World Not Ready for Aging Population
The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
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Car Bombs Kill 55 in Iraq on Monday, 4,500-Plus Dead Since April

Car Bombs Kill 55 in Iraq on Monday, 4,500-Plus Dead Since April
A new wave of bombs tore through Baghdad on Monday, officials said, killing at least 55 people. Most of the blasts were car bombs detonated in Shiite neighborhoods, the latest of a series of well-coordinated attacks blamed on hard-line Sunni insurgents determined to rekindle large-scale sectarian conflict. Multiple coordinated bombing strikes have hit Baghdad repeatedly over the last five months.
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Sinan Salaheddin
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UN Inspectors Begin Efforts to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

UN Inspectors Begin Efforts to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons
Inspectors entrusted with the enormous task of overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles began their mission Monday, flying to Lebanon en route to Syria, where their first priority will be to help the country scrap its ability to manufacture such arms by a Nov. 1 deadline. Syria's Foreign Minister said the government refuses to sit down for talks with members of the main Western-backed opposition groups, putting a damper on U.S.-Russian efforts to hold a peace conference with the two sides by mid-November.
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Albert Aji
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US To Sign International Conventional Arms Treaty

US To Sign International Conventional Arms Treaty
Secretary of State John Kerry will sign arms trade treaty on conventional weapons.
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Olympic Committee Caves on Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Olympic Committee Caves on Russia's Anti-Gay Law
The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia's law banning gay propaganda, saying it doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination clause, and pronounced Russia ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.
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Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'

Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'
President Obama calls for UN action to back up the agreement reached to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Full video and transcript of the speech is available on the jump.
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