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Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the West African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Doctors Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, caught the disease in Monrovia in…

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U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa on Thursday called Argentina's proposed debt restructuring plan "illegal" but stopped short of holding the country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve the dispute that led to the nation's second default in a dozen years.

Griesa said proposed legislation announced on Tuesday by…

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With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, U.N. diplomats said Thursday.

One diplomat said both Israeli and Palestinian officials have privately suggested Security…

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The Japanese government is considering setting aside 1 trillion yen(5.81 billion pounds)for stimulus spending next fiscal year to help lessen the economic damage from a sales tax hike scheduled for October next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is set to decide budget guidelines…

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Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki shouts to show his fighting spirit at the end of a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Thursday. Inoki plans to stage a two-day martial arts extravaganza in Pyongyang later this month featuring former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp…

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The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.

Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional…

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Missouri Gov Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the state National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

Since the guard's arrival Monday, protests in the small section of town…

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Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

Lee, 91, the creator of comic book franchises…

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Nearly 5% of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.

The study also showed rising adult addiction to the Internet and alcohol in a society long known for its tolerance of boozing and its love of…

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Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested an unemployed 28-year-old man on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed his 23-year-old female friend in the back with a large kitchen knife.

According to police, Kazunari Kurosawa stabbed the woman while they were at a love hotel…

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