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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. | Video

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Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad. | Video

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Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

- Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled.

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Chinese paper calls for retaliation over Australia tycoon attack

BEIJING/SYDNEY - An influential Chinese newspaper called for retaliation against Australia on Wednesday after Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people.

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North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

SEOUL - North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labor output and national defense by improving its citizens' well-being, the head of a North Korean sports delegation said on Wednesday.

North Korea 1:50am EDT

Chinese rail official gets death sentence in corruption case

BEIJING - A Beijing court on Wednesday sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behavior, state media reported, in the latest graft case to hit China's sprawling rail network.

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