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    Putin, Poroshenko praise summit, as Ukraine fighting rages on

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian rebels raged on after the Russian and Ukrainian presidents hailed as “positive” talks Tuesday night on ending the conflict.

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    Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire and new talks

    Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas halted mutual attacks Tuesday evening after agreeing to an indefinite cease-fire to end a seven-week war, the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in years.

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    Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit, adding to crisis

    One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country’s disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into further crisis.

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    IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister.

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    Minimum-wage debate roils Mexico

    Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, a newly opened energy sector that’s drawing worldwide interest and, at $144 a month, likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America.

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    WHO removes team from Sierra Leone after medic contracts Ebola

    The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it had removed its Ebola response teams from a region of Sierra Leone that has been hardest hit by the outbreak after a Senegalese epidemiologist there contracted the virus.

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    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s overthrow.

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    Britain’s Trident nuclear program at stake in Scottish independence vote

    For decades, Britain’s contribution to the threat of global Armageddon has found a home on the tranquil shores of Gare Loch, where soaring green mountains plunge into murky gray waters plied by sporty kayakers, weekend yachtsmen – and nuclear-armed submarines.

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    UN agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes – banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors – until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

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    US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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