by Daily Digest

At least 13 killed in failed hostage rescue in Yemen; China sentences eight people to death; Japanese economy slows even more than anticipated; US and NATO end combat mission in Afghanistan; six Guantanamo detainees released to Uruguay; and more 

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Thirteen Killed in Failed Hostage Rescue

ISIS significantly weakened by air strikes in Iraq and Syria, says John Kerry; Taiwan's Kuomintang party chairman resigns; Japan launches six-year space mission; 

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Kerry Says ISIS Significantly Weakened

Putin scraps $40 billion gas pipeline project; Hong Kong's Occupy Central leaders turn themselves in; rescue effort continues in Bering Sea after South Korean fishing boat sinks; Ukraine and Pro-Russian separatists reach agreement 'in principle'; early elections expected for Israel; and more 

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Putin Scraps South Stream Pipeline Project

Iran nuclear talks extended, allowing Iran to access frozen funds; protestors and police clash at Hong Kong protest site; Burma to adopt proportional voting system; Turkey sends arms to Iraqi Kurdish forces fighting ISIS; violence flares in Ferguson, Missouri; and more 

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Iran to Access $700 Million Monthly During Talks Extension

Attack on synagogue in Jerusalem raises tensions; Japanese PM Shinzo Abe calls for early elections; Hong Kong police begin to clear protest sites; 40 mafia suspects arrested in Northern Italy; state of emergency called in Ferguson, Missouri; and more 

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Synagogue Attack Heightens Israel Tensions

US and China sign climate agreement to cut carbon emissions; heads of state arrive in Burma for ASEAN summit; sterilisation procedures in India kill 13 women; history-making comet probe landing; and more 

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United States and China Sign Climate Agreement

Libya's supreme court dissolves parliament; possible meeting between Chinese and Japanese PMs explored; Aung San Suu Kyi warns Burma's political reforms have stalled; Obama seeks $6 billion to fight ebola; and more 

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Libya's Supreme Court Dissolves Parliament

Republicans take over US Congress; China hopes to 'set road map' for Free Trade Area of Asia Pacific at APEC summit; Indian finance minister commits to further economic reforms; Christian couple beaten to death in Pakistan; ebola treatment centre to open in Sierra Leone; Latin America's first high-speed train to be built in Mexico; and more 

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U.S. GOP Wins Senate Majority

Rebel elections threaten Ukraine-Russia ceasefire; South Korea and the Netherlands sign a $23 million deal to upgrade Dutch nuclear reactor; Japan's Nikkei index rises to seven-year high; EU cuts growth forecast; minimum wage rises 15 percent in Venezuela; and more 

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Rebel Elections Threaten Ukraine-Russia Cease-Fire

Pro-Russian separatists declare new leader for Eastern Ukraine; China to form anti-corruption bureau; US, Australia and Japan to meet during G20 to dicuss security and economic ties; suicide bomb kills dozens in Pakistan; pilot error cited in Virgin Galactic crash; and more 

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Separatists Declare New Leader in Eastern Ukraine