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Afghanistan elections 2014

Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah collapse - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Australian government increases sanctions against Russia - @abcnews

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Texas, US

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Disparaging tweet from personal account about Democratic district attorney was unauthorized - @AP

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Beijing, Beijing, CN

Hong Kong police spray protesters with pepper spray outside news conference on Beijing decision - @WSJBreakingNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez, D-NJ, says it's time for the US to arm Ukraine in the face of what he says is clearly a Russian 'invasion' - @HuffPostPol

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Hong Kong

Photo: Protesters hold lights in Hong Kong after China said 2017 elections wouldn't be fully democratic - @JournoDannyAsia

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Metsing is in South Africa for talks after reported coup attempt - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Putin calls on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to crisis in eastern Ukraine - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Putin says West's support for Ukrainian military operations contradicts European Democratic values - @itass_en

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's President Putin calls for talks on 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine - @AFP

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho's deputy premier takes reins after prime minister flees apparent coup attempt - @Reuters

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China

China's parliament says candidates for 2017 Hong Kong election must be nominated by 'broadly representative' committee - @XHNews via @Reuters

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Hong Kong

China's legislature rules out open nominations for Hong Kong's leader - @AP

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Afghanistan elections 2014

3,781 boxes of 22,821 are left for audit and recount as Afghan presidential election recount continues - @TOLOnews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

European Union gives Russia 1-week to scale back intervention in Ukraine or face new sanctions - @AP

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Iraq crisis

'Meet the Press' exclusive: Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein calls ISIS a 'very real threat,' says Obama has been 'too cautious' - @NBCNews

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Bahrain protests

Bahrain detains prominent Shi'ite rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja on arrival at airport, mother says - @Reuters

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Pakistan opposition protests, August 2014

Photo: Opposition protesters outside Pakistan PM's house shortly before clashing with police - @FRANCE24

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obituaries

John Edwin Mroz, government consultant who conducted secret talks with Yasser Arafat on behalf of the Ronald Reagan administration, dies at 66 - @nytimes

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United Kingdom

British Parliament member George Galloway released from hospital after being attacked on streets of London - @nytimesworld

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