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Maldives: Court to rule on election petition soon

10/01/2013 9:54am
Maldives says its Supreme Court is expected to rule in the coming days on a petition that has held up a second round of voting in its contentious presidential election.

IRS: No tax refunds during government shutdown

10/01/2013 11:17am
The Internal Revenue Service says you must pay your taxes during the government shutdown. But don't expect any refunds.

Berlusconi aides deserting him in Italy's crisis

10/01/2013 12:07pm
Many of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's fellow lawmakers have begun deserting him in his bid to bring down the government as fallout over his tax-fraud conviction _ a rare rebuke to his authority that could save the fragile ruling coalition and its efforts to revive the country's economy.

UN finds torture widespread in Libya

10/01/2013 12:11pm
Torture is widespread in Libyan jails run by militias that toppled Moammar Gadhafi's regime in 2011, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Israel won't let Iran get nuclear arms

10/01/2013 6:26pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played the spoiler Tuesday to Iran's attempts to ease relations with the West, calling the Iranian leader "a wolf in sheep's clothing" and declaring that Israel will do whatever it takes to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it has to stand alone.

US: Taliban attack could have been foreseen

10/01/2013 7:34pm
U.S. commanders at a base in Afghanistan where two Marines were killed in a surprise insurgent attack last year had no explicit warning but intelligence officers there had "consistent indicators" of Taliban interest in attacking, according to an investigation report released Tuesday.

Calif. Governor Brown signs anti-revenge porn bill

10/01/2013 7:45pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.