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Nepalese police stop Hindu activists as they try to break through to a cordoned-off area near parliament during a protest demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in Kathmandu on September 1, 2015.
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5 Killed in Nepal Amid Protests

Nepalese police killed five protesters in the south of the country as demonstrators, angry at the government’s plan to change the constitution, clashed with authorities. At least 20 people have been killed since the draft constitution was announced two weeks ago

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Experts to Investigate New Ebola Case in Sierra Leone

Experts in Sierra Leone are investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said on Monday. Samples from a 67-year-old woman's corpse tested positive for Ebola

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Missouri Executes Man for 15-Year-Old Girl's Killing

A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus. Roderick Nunley became the sixth inmate put to death in Missouri this year

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Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka Charged in Girlfriend's 1983 Death

Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his mistress. An autopsy determined she died of brain injuries and had more than three dozen cuts and bruises

Uber At $40 Billion Valuation Would Eclipse Twitter And Hertz

Judge Allows Drivers' Class-Action Lawsuit Against Uber

A California judge handed down an order that could spell big trouble for the on-demand economy. A judge determined that 160,000 current and former Uber drivers in the state could be treated as a class that will allow a lawsuit against the company to go forward

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Kentucky Clerk Has Few Legal Options on Gay Marriage

A law clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs remained defiant, despite the Supreme Court cutting off her legal avenues. Now could come fines, impeachment or even criminal prosecution

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Tokyo Olympic Logo Scrapped After 'Plagiarism' Scandal

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic logo was officially withdrawn on Tuesday after allegations of plagiarism against the designer, Kenjiro Sano. Sano maintains his design came from original work and that he only pulled the logo because it did not have public support

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McDonald's Will Start Serving Breakfast All Day

The fast-food chain announced that it will begin serving breakfast all day, throughout the U.S., beginning Oct. 6. The chain previously stopped serving its breakfast menu at 10:30 a.m. The announcement comes after a vote by franchisees last week

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Stocks Plunge Over Fears About Chinese Economy

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks sank 3% Tuesday, their third-worst drop this year. The two larger drops occurred in the past two weeks

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

15% of Med Students in the U.K. Have Considered Suicide

Before medical students earn their MDs and start the hard work of being doctors, they have to make it through medical school — and that can be a grueling time, according to the results of a new survey published in the journal Student BMJ