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Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson after riots

FERGUSON, Mo. - Aiming to head off new looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Female suicide bombers kill at least 21 in Nigeria's northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people on Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, center of a militant Islamist insurgency, emergency services said. | Video

World, Africa 12:47pm EST

HSBC admits fault, is fined by SEC over Swiss bank

WASHINGTON - HSBC Holdings Plc will pay $12.5 million to resolve charges that its Swiss private banking unit illegally offered services to U.S. clients without being properly registered, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric

KAFR QASSEM, Israel - Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority.

World, Israel 12:18pm EST

Islamic State fighters battle Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and residents said.

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