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UN Says Syria Neighbors at 'Breaking Point'

Posted: 10/29/2014 - The director of the United Nations' humanitarian operations is warning that some of Syria's neighbors are at their "breaking point," caught between a sense of duty to keep their borders open to refugees and a responsibility to their own citizens.

New Australian Law Targets Leakers, Not Reporters

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Posted: 10/29/2014 - Australia's attorney-general says a contentious new law that carries a prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters.

China Eases Monopoly on Credit Card Processing

Posted: 10/29/2014 - China's Cabinet says it will ease restrictions on credit card processing in a move that might help to resolve a lengthy dispute with the United States over access for Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors.

Parents of Missing Mexico Student Meet With President

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Mexico's president has met with parents of 43 teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared more than a month ago after a confrontation with police in a southern city.

Eight Students Drown in Bolivia

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Bolivian authorities say eight students have drowned during a swimming break on an end-of-term school trip.

18 Miners Trapped in Coal Mine Accident

Posted: 10/28/2014 - Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said - an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.

Top UN Ebola Official Says New Cases Are Poorly Tracked

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa says authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and in Sierra Leone -- and pinpointing the hot spots in those countries.

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