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UN seeks to shore up C. Africa ceasefire deal

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The UN Security Council on Thursday threw its support behind a ceasefire deal reached by warring factions in the Central African Republic and said the agreement should be fully implemented. In a statement, the Council said it welcomed the deal and "called on all parties to...(more) 




Chicago teen charged with firing stray bullet that killed little girl

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Chicago cops have charged 18-year-old Tevin Lee for the death of Shamiya Adams, who was killed after a stray bullet crashed through a bedroom window during a sleepover.  




6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered six employees of a group home raided amid charges of abuse and filthy conditions to stand trial. 



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Foreign intelligence behind attack on army border post: Egypt

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Egypt said Thursday that foreign intelligence services were prime suspects in an attack last week that killed 22 soldiers near its border with restive Libya. Unidentified militants firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine-guns attacked a checkpoint in Egypt's western desert last Saturday. "Foreign intelligence services are likely...(more) 



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Wreckage of Air Algerie flight found south of Malian town of Gao: state tv

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The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crewmembers has been found south of the Malian town of Gao close to the border with Burkina Faso, Malian state television said on Thursday. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was due to visit the site...(more) 




U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil

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Proposal calls for phaseout of older tank carsFive years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad...(more) 



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Gaza hospital overwhelmed with survivors of Israeli strike on UN shelter - video

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Wounded survivors flock to a hospital in Beit Lahiya after Israeli forces shelled a United Nations-run shelter in northern Gaza on Thursday. At least 15 people were killed in the shelling of the school where many Palestinians were taking shelter. As many as 200 people were...(more) 



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'Judge, I just learned that the IV team leader has confirmed Mr Woods death'

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Lawyers tried to persuade judge to halt execution of Joseph Wood in emergency motion filed 90 minutes into procedure, but inmate died before hearing ended Arizona lawyers appeal for emergency stay during execution read the court transcript Continue reading... 



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Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash brings week's air death toll to 450

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François Hollande summons key ministers to crisis meeting after plane comes down with 116 people on board, 51 of them French Continue reading... 



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Arizona lawyers appeal for emergency stay during two-hour execution read the court transcript

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Transcript of the frantic telephone court session that took place during the execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona on Wednesday. Wood's execution lasted for so long that lawyers filed a motion for an emergency stay some 90 minutes into the botched procedure. Wood died while the...(more) 



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Ukraine Crisis Is Testing E.U.’s Resolve

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As it considers sanctions against Russia, the European Union faces a question: Can it reconcile competing interests, confront a conflict on its borders and play a meaningful role in foreign policy? 



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Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. 



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