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NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space

BRUSSELS/BEIRUT - NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes had violated alliance member Turkey's air space by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence. | Video

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Special Report: China uses intimidation tactics at U.N. to silence critics

GENEVA - In a café lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China.

Australian court tests legality of offshore detention for asylum seekers

SYDNEY - Australia's highest court will begin considering on Wednesday whether the policy of sending asylum seekers to the tiny South Pacific nation of Nauru for long-term detention is in breach of the constitution, a major challenge to the controversial policy.

Japan's Abe keeps allies in key posts as attention returns to economy

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe retained close allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, playing it safe as he refocuses on the economy after enacting divisive security legislation that dented his popularity.

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German authorities accused of playing down refugee shelter sex crime reports

BERLIN - Germany's police union and women's rights groups accused the authorities on Tuesday of playing down reports of harassment, sexual assault and even rape at refugee shelters because they feared a backlash against asylum seekers.

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Kerry arrives in Haiti to offer U.S. support ahead of elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Haitians to vote in upcoming elections and said there was no place for violence or intimidation.

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