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U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.

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Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Brazil 8:10pm EDT

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. | Video

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi: medic

BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

Libya 5:38pm EDT

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

TOKYO - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.

Japan, 10:54pm EDT

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

MULTAN Pakistan - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives.

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