Pomp, protests greet India’s premier Modi on lavish UK visit
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Pomp, protests greet India’s premier Modi on lavish UK visit

  LONDON (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British counterpart David Cameron vowed Thursday to use U.K. knowhow and investment to help modernize the world’s largest democracy, as Modi was greeted with official honors and noisy protests in London. Hailing billions in new business deals between the two countries, Cameron promised to “set … Continue reading

Australia tries to halt unrest at immigration detention camp
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Australia tries to halt unrest at immigration detention camp

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials were working Monday to contain unrest at a remote detention center for asylum seekers in the Indian Ocean, with protesters lighting a series of small fires and guards withdrawing from the compound. The immigration department confirmed there was a “major disturbance” at the detention center on the Australian territory of … Continue reading

Medal of Honor recipient tackled suicide bomber, saved lives
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Medal of Honor recipient tackled suicide bomber, saved lives

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers’ lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think. His thoughts … Continue reading

Liberty Medal presented to Dalai Lama’s representatives
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Liberty Medal presented to Dalai Lama’s representatives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Liberty Medal has been presented to representatives of the Dalai Lama in recognition of his efforts to promote compassion and human rights around the world. The Tibetan spiritual leader was chosen in June to receive the award, which comes with a $100,000 cash prize, but canceled his appearance at the Philadelphia … Continue reading

Taliban overrun remote northern district in Afghanistan
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Taliban overrun remote northern district in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have overrun a district in northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province, and intense battles were underway Wednesday as government forces fought to retake it, an official said. Six Afghan security forces were killed in the fighting over Darqad district, which borders Tajikistan, according to Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the provincial … Continue reading

Bangladesh police arrest 4 in killing of Italian aid worker
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Bangladesh police arrest 4 in killing of Italian aid worker

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have arrested four suspects in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, and said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack “a white man” in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants … Continue reading