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U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

WASHINGTON/LONDON - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

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Peru's Humala abruptly replaces his finance minister with key adviser

LIMA - Peru's President Ollanta Humala replaced his influential finance minister with the ministry's chief adviser late on Sunday in a surprise shake-up that comes amid the worst economic slowdown in five years.

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Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

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China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

BEIJING - A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday.

China 14 Sep 2014

Bulldoze or preserve? Croatia ponders fate of notorious prison

GOLI OTOK Croatia - The clear blue waters of the Adriatic and the happy cries of tourists visiting Goli Otok (Barren Island) off Croatia's coast help obscure its dark past as a hard-labour detention camp for political prisoners in formerly communist Yugoslavia.

14 Sep 2014

China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest: newspaper

SHANGHAI - Chinese police detained 24 people for disturbing social order during a protest on Saturday against a proposed trash incinerator in southern China, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported.

China 14 Sep 2014

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