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Nato countries are to hold an emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.
Son of slain Libyan leader sentenced in absentia to die by firing squad along with other members of former regime.
KARACHI, PAKISTAN ? A two-year-old government effort to restore order in this Pakistani port city has halved the notoriously high murder rate, but security officials? tactics have intensified confrontation with a powerful political movement that vows it won?t easily be subdued.Read full article >>
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

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Nato countries are to hold an emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.
BBC
Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his prime minister and attorney general who had both criticised him over a financial scandal.
Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) - A bomb attack killed two Bahraini policemen on duty in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, days after the government said it had disrupted an arms smuggling plot linked to Iran.
Reuters
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Barack Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.
Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A court in Libya's capital sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in absentia on Tuesday over killings during the country's 2011 uprising....
Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):...
New York Times
For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world?s most notorious poacher.
New York Times
The two countries will clear the Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip along the Turkish border, a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group.

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Solar energy could be made cheaper if solar cells could be coaxed to generate more power. A huge gain in this direction has been made by a team of chemists that has found an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient. The researchers combined inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules to 'upconvert' photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum.
Science Daily
At the end of the Pleistocene period, approximately 12,800 years ago­ ? give or take a few centuries ? a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas. New research has narrowed the date to a 100-year range, sometime between 12,835 and 12,735 years ago.
Science Daily
A strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome has been developed by scientists, a devastating autism spectrum disorder. In their report, the researchers demonstrate that treatment with small-molecule drug candidates significantly extends lifespan in male mice that model Rett and ameliorates several behavioral symptoms in females.
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