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A look at Greece's early elections and what they mean for the country's 3rd bailout

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:56
Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections — just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package.
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Rev. Jesse Jackson pays visit to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in London embassy

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:52
American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been living for over three years.
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Mexico's first lady returns mansion she bought from contractor after scandal broke out

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:51
Mexican First Lady Angelica Rivera has returned the $7 million mansion she bought from a firm that had won lucrative contracts with the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Dutch police arrest suspect trying to sell fake Van Gogh for $17M

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:48
Dutch police have arrested a 56-year-old man suspected of trying to sell a fake Vincent van Gogh painting with a multimillion-euro price tag.
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Guatemala detains former VP Roxana Baldetti, who resigned as graft scandal implicated aide

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:38
Guatemalan authorities have detained former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle.
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Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban cement ties with al-Qaida, mend leadership rifts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:18
One the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.
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German chemical giant BASF says a WWII-era bomb has been found at its main plant in Germany

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:13
German chemical company BASF says a World War II-era American bomb has been discovered at its main plant in Ludwigshafen, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) south of Frankfurt.
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Suspected ivory smuggler released on bond by Kenyan court, causing uproar by conservationists

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:07
A Kenyan court has released on bail a man suspected to be a high level operative in illegal ivory trafficking in the region, causing an uproar among wildlife conservationists who fear that he may flee or interfere with witnesses.
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ISIS demolishes ancient monastery in central Syria with bulldozers

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:58
The Islamic State group demolished an ancient monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria Friday, near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists and a Christian priest said.
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Heavy fighting in southern Yemeni city kills 58 civilians, local medical officials say

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:42
The latest heavy fighting in a key southern Yemeni city has killed 58 civilians and wounded at least 50, medical officials said Friday, reporting the casualties from the previous day.
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Report: 1 migrant downs, 9 rescued off Turkish coast of Bodrum

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:19
Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian woman has drowned and nine other migrants were rescued after their boat sank off the Turkish coast as they tried to reach a Greek island.
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Body of American who fell off cruise ship found off Honduras

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:14
Authorities in Honduras say the body of a U.S. tourist who fell from a cruise ship has been found in waters near the island of Roatan.
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Guinness recognizes Japanese 112-year-old as world's oldest man

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:53
The secret to a long, happy life? Yasutaro Koide, a 112-year-old living in the central Japanese city of Nagoya who was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Friday as the world's oldest man, says to "not overdo."
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Report: Turkey erects concrete wall along stretch of its border with Syria

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:48
Turkish media reports say Turkey has started to construct a 45 kilometer- (28 mile-) long concrete wall along a key stretch of its border with Syria.
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South Sudan media switch off services for 24 hours in protest over killing of journalist

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:32
Officials of media unions and associations in South Sudan say they have started a 24-hour news blackout to demand a full investigation into the killing of a newspaper reporter and assurances of safety for journalists working in the war-torn nation.
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Germany arrests Somali asylum seeker allegedly involved in pirate seizure of freighter in 2011

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:25
Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a Somali man suspected of being among a group of pirates who seized a German freighter four years ago.
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Israel warplanes strike southern Syria, 6 dead

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:10
Israeli airstrikes in southern Syria killed six people and wounded seven, Syrian state TV reported Friday, in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israel that Jerusalem blamed on militants backed by Iran.
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Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi likens Myanmar's young democracy to a malnourished child

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:35
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi compared Myanmar's young democracy on Friday to a malnourished child that is unable to thrive in an environment in which politicians are more interested in personal power than the rights of the people.
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South Korea vows response to 'provocations' from North after exchange of fire

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:35
South Korea warned that North Korea was likely to launch "provocations" if Seoul did not meet a Saturday deadline to cease propaganda broadcasts as tensions heightened on the divided peninsula Friday.
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