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 Obama: Racial bias within Ferguson police not isolated

President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson's police department is not unique to the Missouri city where a white officer killed an unarmed black 18-year-old.

 UN calls on Indonesia to halt execution of drug smugglers

The UN human rights office has called on Indonesia to refrain from executing convicted drug smugglers, saying that the death penalty won't stop narcotics trafficking.

 NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.

 US, Venezuelan officials meet amid rising diplomatic tension

 Two people were killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion Monday outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo, the health ministry said.

 Turkish journalist arrested for 'framing' military officers

Turkey's state-run news agency says a journalist has been arrested pending trial for his alleged role in a conspiracy against military officers who were convicted in 2012 of plotting to overthrow the government.

 NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop - dwarf planet Ceres

A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

 Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of US and NATO combat troops.

 Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Two NASA astronauts have ventured out of the International Space Station in their third spacewalk in just over a week.

 Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

Chile's president went to a hospital to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.