Japan

Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatens to withdraw from presidential race; Indonesian president-elect to choose cabinet; Japanese officials to meet peers from Burma for first business talks; Zimbabwe and China 'strengthen friendship'; US begins surveillance flights over Syria; and more

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Afghan Candidate Threatens to Withdraw

Hollande dissolves French government; Thailand's junta leader sworn in as prime minister; South Korea, China and Japan to hold free trade talks; fighting intensifies in Gaza; White House officials to attend funeral of unarmed youth killed in Missouri; and more

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France Dissolves Government

Concern over beheading video; Malaysia foils brewery bombing plan; 32 dead after landslides in western Japan; Cairo talks crumble; and more 

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Video Stirs Renewed Concern Over ISIS

US-Africa summit focuses on ebola outbreak; Japanese PM wraps up Latin America tour; Chinese earthquake kills 400; ISIS captures Kurdish territory; Russia to hold war games near Ukraine border; and more 

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Obama Hosts U.S.-Africa Summit

Japan eases restrictions on aiding allies under attack; demonstrators in Hong Kong rally for democratic reforms; Chinese military rally behind President after military leader forced from Communist Party; Israel vows retribution after teens' bodies found; French burqa ban upheld; and more

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Japan Eases Military Restrictions