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Egyptian officials say twin bombs hit Muslim religious festival, wound 11 in Nile Delta city

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:53
An Egyptian health official says two bombs have exploded at a Sufi Muslim religious festival in a city in the Nile Delta, wounding 11 people.
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27 climbers dead, 70 missing on Nepal mountains struck by blizzard, avalanches

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:07
Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies Thursday in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that battered the Himalayas in central Nepal, leaving at least 27 people dead.
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Kerry forced to fly home commercially (again) as Air Force plane breaks down in Vienna

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:00
The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it's beginning to look like a poor orphan.
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Rebels kill 30 people in East Congo, official says

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:46
Rebels crept into houses and attacked civilians, killing at least 30 people around the town of Beni in eastern Congo, a local mayor said Thursday.
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Ebola cases appear in last untouched district in Sierra Leone

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:34
The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries.
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Palestinians still 2 votes short for UN resolution

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:41
Palestinian officials said Thursday that their draft resolution setting November 2016 as the deadline for ending Israel's occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state still doesn't have majority backing in the U.N. Security Council.
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Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:36
The former editors of one of Cuba's few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur debate about the nation's future, launching a series of public forums and plans for a new journal addressing the island's most urgent problems.
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UN chief says 2 peacekeepers with peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region were killed

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:24
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says two peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region have been killed in an attack.
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Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola elected to join UN Security Council; 1 seat remains

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:45
Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, but the final seat has yet to be determined.
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Residents of Libya's Benghazi set up checkpoints as airstrikes, fighting continues

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:10
Masked, armed civilians have set up checkpoints across Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi, as sporadic airstrikes and fighting between army troops and Islamist militias continued overnight and into the early hours of the morning.
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John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, dies at 88; was cousin of Winston Churchill

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:55
John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and a cousin and godson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill, has died.
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Japan's trade minister questioned over expenses in latest scandal involving women in Cabinet

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:13
Japan's trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.
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Pakistani fighter jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:05
Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said.
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Brazilian police crack hidden 'darknet' child porn ring

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:57
A seminary student, a prison guard and a law enforcement official were among 55 people arrested Wednesday in a massive child pornography network buried deep within the “darknet" — private networks of trusted peers using unconventional protocols.
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Vatican puts out watered-down translation of gay welcome after English bishops complain

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:28
The contentious debate over the Vatican's ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist.
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