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British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

LONDON/BAGHDAD - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley, held hostage in Syria. | Video

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Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

HIROSHIMA - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

Japan, Environment 1:48am EDT

China investigates former NDRC finance chief in bribe probe

BEIJING - A former director at China's economic planning agency who oversaw corporate bond issues between 2003-2006 is being investigated, the country's top prosecutor said on Friday, the latest official to be implicated in an anti-corruption drive.

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Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators.

United Nations 1:45am EDT

Indonesian president-elect to-do list: fuel subsidies, cabinet

JAKARTA - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week to discuss pressing economic issues, as investors closely watch for his cabinet picks and his plans to wind down a budget-sapping fuel subsidy scheme.

Indonesia 1:11am EDT

U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.

U.S., 21 Aug 2014

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