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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

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Juncker unveils investment plan to kick-start EU growth

STRASBOURG, France - The European Commission presented a plan on Wednesday for some 300 billion euros ($375 billion) of largely private new investment in the European Union, saying it was time to kick-start growth without adding to public debt.

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U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat

NAIROBI - The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti.

Africa, U.S. 6:58am EST

Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Islamabad - Gunmen killed three Pakistani women polio workers and their driver on Wednesday, police said, in the most deadly attack on the health workers in two years.

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Israel's lurch to the right dims two-state peace prospects

JERUSALEM - A cartoon in Israel's left-leaning Haaretz newspaper showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu studying a poster made by his publicity team of Mahmoud Abbas, the mild-mannered, soft-featured Palestinian president.

World, Israel 6:33am EST
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Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

FERGUSON, Mo. - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.

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Syria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general

IZMIR, Turkey - NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance's top generals has told Reuters.