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Border Stand-Off Overshadows China Leader's India Trip

Indian and Chinese leaders pledged Thursday to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, as a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowed a rare summit in New Delhi.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had expressed concerns to China's visiting President Xi Jinping about "incidents" on the disputed border in the northern Ladakh region, where reports said hundreds of troops were facing off.

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Three Suspects Arrested in Chile Subway Bombing

Two men and a woman were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a recent attack on a subway station in the Chilean capital, police said.

Fourteen people were wounded when a homemade bomb rocked a food court inside the packed Santiago station at lunch time on September 8.

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IS Jihadists Smaller Global Threat than Al-Qaida

The Islamic State group poses a smaller global threat than Al-Qaida despite its recent beheadings of three Westerners, although battle-hardened fighters returning home remain a concern, analysts said on Thursday.

U.S. President Barack Obama is gathering an international coalition to fight the jihadist group based across Syria and Iraq following the release of videos showing the murders of two US journalists and a British aid worker.

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Four Die as Flash Flood Sweeps through French Campsite

Four people died when storms turned a peaceful river that bordered their camping site in southern France into a raging torrent that swept them away, local authorities said Thursday.

The site in Lamalou-les-Bains was devastated by the overnight flood as storms that had already killed an elderly lady in the nearby region of Aveyron also left a person missing in another neighboring district.

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U.S. Urges Iran to Cooperate in U.N. Nuke Probe

Washington urged Iran Thursday to engage with a stalled U.N. nuclear probe, saying it was crucial to a major accord under discussion between Iran and world powers this week in New York.

Laura Kennedy, the U.S. representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Washington was "concerned... by the pace of progress" in the Vienna body's investigation.

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Nine Myanmar Police Injured Freeing Hostages in Factory Rally

Nine Myanmar police officers were injured as they sought to free officials held hostage by dozens of angry workers demanding wages and compensation after their factory was shuttered, authorities said Thursday.

More than 150 former staff descended on the Master Sport shoe facility on the outskirts of Yangon Tuesday, demanding payment following the closure of the South Korean-owned factory in June.

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Iraqi Christians Suffering Like Jews Did, Pope Tells Jewish Leader

Pope Francis has warned that Christians in Iraq and Syria face persecution just as Jews have in the past, a prominent American Jewish leader said Thursday.

"You have suffered, now it's our turn," World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder said the pope told him in a private audience.

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Thai PM 'Sorry' for Bikini Remarks after British Murders

Thailand's junta chief apologized Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.

Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who is also prime minister, on Wednesday drew condemnation after questioning the safety of female tourists in the kingdom in off-the-cuff comments to government officials.

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Criminalise Torture Now, Amnesty Tells Nigeria

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria's government to criminalise torture, as it published a new report documenting widespread abuses in the criminal justice system and military.

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Liberal Islamic Professor Gunned Down in Pakistan's Karachi

A professor of Islam known for his liberal religious views was shot dead in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Thursday, officials said.

Mohammad Shakil Auj, the 54-year-old dean of Islamic Studies at the prestigious University of Karachi was gunned down in his car while on his way to an Iranian cultural center where he was invited as a guest of honor.

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