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Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens

WASHINGTON - The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

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Valls vows to preserve French social model before vote

PARIS - Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms ahead of a parliament confidence vote on Tuesday in which left-wingers have threatened to abstain in protest.

France 11:23am EDT

More austerity, reforms ahead for Finland, PM Stubb says

HELSINKI - Finland's weak economy mean its government may have to cut spending further over the next few years to stop national debt levels exceeding EU limits, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told Reuters.

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U.N. says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.

United Nations 10:50am EDT

Vietnam urged to tackle 'alarming' rate of police abuse

HANOI - Abuses by Vietnam's powerful police force are occurring at an alarming rate, a rights group said on Tuesday, and it urged the government to rein in offenders and create agencies to investigate complaints of beatings, torture and killings.

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