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At least three dead after Japan tunnel collapse: TV


TOKYO (Reuters) – A tunnel on a major highway in central Japan collapsed on Sunday, killing at least three people and starting a blaze, Japanese

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Palestinians win de facto U.N. recognition of sovereign state

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on

Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

CAIRO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution in a bid to

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Church of England says no to female bishops

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England’s governing body blocked a move Tuesday to permit women to serve as bishops in a vote so close it failed to settle the

Jessica Clark celebrates with others in Times Square on November 6, 2012 in New York City. Clark said she voted for the first time in Tuesday's election. According to network projections incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Obama wins second term, Romney concedes defeat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama rolled to re-election and a second term in the White House on Tuesday with a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney as the

Hurricane’s death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As Americans braced Sunday for Hurricane Sandy, Haiti was still suffering. Officials raised the storm-related death toll across the Caribbean to 65, with 51 of those

Gruesome video raises concerns about Syria rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — A video that appears to show a unit of Syrian rebels kicking terrified, captured soldiers and then executing them with machine guns raised concerns Friday about rebel

S. Korean candidate in late dictator dad’s shadow

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Carrying a bouquet of flowers, South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye stepped forward to honor one of the martyrs in her country’s long struggle for

Obama seems to have early vote lead in key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama’s

Chinese think tank urges end to one-child policy

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government think tank is urging the country’s leaders to start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015,