Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers.
The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday.
A U.S. government agency said on Tuesday that it would accelerate the development of an Ebola treatment from Mapp Biopharmaceutical.
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