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    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict damage on Western economies.

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    Argentina scrambles to avoid default as Wednesday midnight deadline looms

    Argentina officials met Tuesday with a mediator in New York in a last-ditch move to resolve a dispute with American creditors that has the South American nation on the brink of default, a development that would have dire consequences for the already struggling Argentine economy.

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    Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

    A U.N.-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion, disease and execution.

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    Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

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    China’s anti-corruption push targets highest-ranking official yet

    China’s Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown, Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar.

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    Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

    Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya’s capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country’s 2011 civil war.

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    Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

    Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

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    Mob rampage leaves dozens dead in northwest China

    China’s state media reported Tuesday that dozens of people have been killed in the western province of Xinjiang, where police and Muslim Uighurs have clashed increasingly over the last half year.

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    Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

    A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had “compelling indications” that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

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    Scotland’s expats long for a say on independence

    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa’s knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural society when he was posted to Hong Kong...

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