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

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to retain 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.

Japan 06 Oct 2015

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.

Migrant Crisis, Germany 06 Oct 2015

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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Death toll from China typhoon rises to 19: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - The death toll from a typhoon that struck China on the weekend has risen to 19, with four people missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

Environment 06 Oct 2015

Australian police four over suspected 'terrorism' murder

SYDNEY - Australian counterterrorism police investigating the shooting death of a police accountant are questioning four people arrested on Wednesday in raids in Sydney.

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