Four tonnes of radioactive water spilled in Fukushima

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday workers had spilled four tonnes of radioactive water, likely contaminating the soil and possibly groundwater.
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Snowden shortlisted for EU prize

Edward Snowden, the fugitive American former security contractor, is shortlisted for Europe’s top human rights award.
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In move to transparency, Vatican bank issues first report

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican bank, dogged for decades by scandals and opaque dealings, published the first annual report in its 125-year history on Tuesday.

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Brazile: Food stamp critics wrong

After the vote in the House of Representatives to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, I wrote a column against cutting food stamps. This column generated more than 5,200 online comments and hundreds of e-mails. – Top Stories

ICC warrant for Ivorian ex-minister

The International Criminal Court makes public an arrest warrant for Ivorian ex-minister Charles Ble Goude over war crimes allegations.
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ICC says arrest warrant issued for Ivory Coast politician Goude

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday made public that an arrest warrant has been issued for Charles Ble Goude, a politician accused over post-election violence in Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.

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Why beer is good for your health

Beer has a number of potential health benefits, such as helping bone strength. – Top Stories

Kenya holds inter-faith mall prayers

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto attend a multi-faith prayer service for the 67 victims of the Westgate mall attack.
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Russia says unsure West can get Syrian rebels to peace talks by November

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that it is unclear whether Western nations will be able to bring representatives of the Syrian opposition to a planned international peace conference by a target date of mid-November.

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Boehner scoffs at ‘won’t negotiate’

Speaker John Boehner talks about a phone call with President Obama in which he said he won’t negotiate on the shutdown. – Top Stories