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(Reuters) - Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other conservative U.S. states that have placed restrictions on the procedure. The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 bu ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliame ...more

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QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations — without names.Draghi said Thursday that a "more detailed explanation of the reasoning" ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.Economy minister Akira Amar ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says three doctors killed by an Afghan security guard at a Kabul hospital are American citizens.Thursday's shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack o ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed with European shares getting an early boost Thursday, but stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama failed to finalize a trade agreement.Progress ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens. ...more

Reuters News - 51 minutes ago

By Keith Weir MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he remained confident as he went on trial on Thursday for bribery in Germany in a case that could end the Briton's decades-long dominance of the moto ...more

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By Alice Woodhouse HONG KONG (Reuters) - American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who is serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her last bid to appeal her conviction on T ...more