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Republican presidential candidates, Ohio Governor John Kasich (L) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk, as they mix and mingle with other candidates on stage including U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (L), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (2nd R) and fomer Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) after the conclusion of the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Kasich, Christie make the cut for prime-time debate

WASHINGTON - Republican Governors Chris Christie and John Kasich grabbed the last spots on stage next to front-runner Donald Trump and seven others in the first prime-time presidential debate, winning a potentially valuable head start in exposure.  Full Article 

Dollar up on Fed rate bets, earnings lift shares 4:52am EDT

LONDON - The dollar rose to its highest in more than three months and U.S. Treasury yields rebounded from two-month lows on Wednesday, after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank was close to raising interest rates.

Rohingya migrants from Myanmar wait in line for food aid packages at a temporary shelter in Beyeun, near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province May 31, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  REUTERS/Zabur Karuru/Antara Foto

Concerns over human trafficking report mount

WASHINGTON - Senior lawmakers expressed concern about whether the State Department’s annual global report on human trafficking may have been watered down due to political considerations and vowed to demand a full accounting at a Senate hearing this week.  Full Article 

An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Chance Chan

Alibaba bets big on former Goldman executive

HONG KONG - Alibaba is hoping a Canadian Olympic gold medallist Michael Evans, once tipped to be the next chief executive of Goldman Sachs will help them make it big in the United States.  Full Article 

Afghan men harvest wheat on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Civilian casualties rise in Afghan war: UN

KABUL - Armed clashes were the leading cause of almost 5,000 civilian casualties recorded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2015, as fighting intensified following the withdrawal of most foreign troops last year.  Full Article 

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A-bomb survivors say 'no' to nuclear power

Atomic bomb survivors in Japan call for an end to nuclear power as the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat approaches. Eve Johnson reports.

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