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South Korean Police Say Will Stop Anti-north Leaflets If Violence Occurs

SEOUL - South Korean police will stop civic groups flying anti-North Korean leaflets across the border in the event of a clash with opponents, Xinhua news agency reports quoting local media.

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India Wants Peace With China But Not "At Cost Of Honour"

Indian Home Minister Rajnath SinghGREATER NOIDA - Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India wants peace with China but that cannot be achieved "at the cost of honour", Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

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Pakistan, Iran Trade Fire On Border

-File picISLAMABAD - Pakistani and Iranian troops on Friday exchanged fire along the border in the latest flare-up between the two sides days after a clash killed a Pakistani soldier and injured three others.

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Australia Talks "Set To Tackle Most Difficult TPP Issues"

WELLINGTON - Negotiators at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Australia this week will be dealing with some of the most contentious issues in the controversial pact, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Security Tight In Canada As Police Probe Parliament Gunman's Ties

A man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is seen October 22.   -Reuters picCANADA'S capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack.

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Protesters In Hong Kong To Vote On Government Proposals

A woman sits under a yellow umbrella as pro-democracy protesters gather at Mongkok.   -Reuters picPRO-DEMOCRACY protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

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Ground Offensive Against Islamic State Months Away In Iraq: U.S.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar near Mosul. -Reuters picIRAQI forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday.

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Doctor With Ebola In Manhattan Hospital After Return From Guinea

Bill de Blasio (L) and Andrew Cuomo attend a news conference in New York.   -Reuters picA doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

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Japan Could Deploy Minesweepers Off South Korea In War With North, U.S. Admiral Says

Shinzo Abe   -Reuters picPRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday.

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Canadian Couple Accused Of Spying In China Held In Near Isolation, Son Says

Canadian Embassy in BeijingA Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday.

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