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Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide attack in Kandahar: Officials

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

The Security Council committee monitoring sanctions on North Korea announced late Monday that it had added Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd., which is headquartered in Pyongyang and operates the vessel Chong Chon Gang, to its sanctions blacklist.

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Click Orlando

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.

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KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Stuff.co.nz

Mosul fights back against Islamic State

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

The Washington Post

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, US Politics, US News

Bellingham Herald

Gaza's fragile calm shatters; UN urges 'immediate' cease-fire

The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as international efforts intensified to end the three-week conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Life, Palestinian Territories, Ramadan

The Town Talk

Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Police in China remove church's cross

Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up Monday at the Longgang Huai En Church in the city of Wenzhou and used a crane to remove the cross from its steeple.

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Fox News

Venezuela says former general arrested in Aruba on US drug charges to be freed shortly

Venezuela's government says a former general wanted by the United States on drug charges will be released by authorities in Aruba and return home shortly.

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Related Topix: Elias Jaua, Venezuela,

WAND-TV Decatur

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

KMIZ

British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

The Fresno Bee

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

U.N. peacekeepers located the second black box on Saturday amid the wreckage of the plane that took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and was heading to Algiers, Algeria when it crashed early Thursday in northern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.

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Related Topix: Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Terrorism, Francois Hollande

ABC News

Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor in Liberia

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Star Tribune

Suicide bombers attack police chief's home in Afghanistan, 2 killed

An Afghan official says that a civilian and a border policeman were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked the house of a police chief in the country's restive south.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Brandon Sun

Israel decides to extend Gaza war truce for 24 hours, but says it will respond to Hamas fire

BAYT ?ANUN, Palestine - Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.

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Rock Hill Herald

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Fort Worth, TX

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.

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Brandon Sun

Nigeria to screen airline travellers after first Ebola arrives by plane from Liberia

Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveller from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

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