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India said Wednesday it had no plans for a formal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, amid speculation over whether the two will hold talks on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc summit in Nepal. "We don't ...
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Egypt reopens Gaza crossing

The Rafah border crossing is the only route into the Gaza Strip not controlled by IsraelEgypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. The crossing, which is the only access point to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel, will open for four hours on both Wednesday and Thursday, a government official said. "The crossing is being opened for two days to help traffic mainly from Egypt to Gaza," the official said, suggesting that for now the reopening was only temporary. The United Nations says more than 3,500 Palestinians have been stranded on the Egyptian side since the crossing was closed after a suicide attack killed 30 soldiers in the North Sinai on October 24.

2 FBI Agents Shot, Injured in St. Louis Area
2 FBI agents shot, hurt in St. Louis area; spokeswoman says not directly related to protests

Chinese canal: Bold plan or big scam?
Doubters say $50B plan to build bigger Panama Canal will fail.

Thai junta chief says has not 'damaged' country, rights group disagrees
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha vigorously defended his position as leader on Wednesday, more than six months after he seized power in a bloodless coup, as a U.S.-based rights group said the country had fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit".

Dogs of war: Other orphans of Donetsk
Shelter in ravaged city struggles to house once-docile dogs.

Who runs ISIS?
Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.