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The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.Read More

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.Read More

The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.Read More

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.Read More

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.Read More

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.Read More

The civil disobedience movement has set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular chief executive to meet their demands for democracy. The also want him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.Read More

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.Read More

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.Read More

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.Read More


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