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    Video: Mother of American hostage pleads for his life

    In what is becoming an increasingly public negotiation over the fate of an American journalist, the mother of Steven J. Sotloff, who is being held by the militant group Islamic State, released a video Wednesday pleading for his release.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.


    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.


    Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.


    UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

    Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.

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