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Croatian veterans shelter in church

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More than 100 Croatian war veterans take refuge inside a church after police disrupt their anti-government sit-in in central Zagreb. 



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Clashes force nearly 60,000 Malians from homes over last month: U.N.

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Fighting in northern Mali has forced nearly 60,000 people to flee their homes over the last four weeks, a United Nations aid agency said on Friday, highlighting the lack of peace despite a partial deal being signed earlier this month.  




Dustin Diamond takes stand in own defense at stabbing trial

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Dustin Diamond took the stand in his own defense at a trial Friday, reenacting the moment before he stabbed a man.  




D.C. reporter, 27, shot dead on way home from meeting

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Charnice Milton, 27, was in the “wrong place, wrong time” and was “certainly not the intended victim,” D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier said.  



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No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

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BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar criticizing those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help. 




Man jumps to death from Williamsburg Bridge: police

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A man died after he plummeted from the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge Friday morning, fire officials said.  



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Israel pleased to have resolved FIFA expulsion threat

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Israel welcomed the avoidance of an "absurd situation" after the Palestinian Football Association on Friday withdrew a motion to expel the Jewish state from FIFA. "The result of talks at FIFA is positive and I welcome the fact that we didn't arrive at an absurd situation...(more) 



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White House downplays first quarter contraction

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The economy shrank a little during the first quarter of the year.          



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EPA sets 2016 target for renewable fuels use at 17.4 billion gallons

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U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year. Ending years-long uncertainty about the U.S. renewable...(more) 



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DR Congo president opens debate ahead of contentious polls

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President Joseph Kabila on Friday launched "consultations" ahead of polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where his foes argue he is seeking to cling to power illegitimately. The independent national electoral commission (CENI) in February published a timetable providing for local, provincial and senatorial elections...(more) 



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Equinix to buy data center operator TelecityGroup for $3.3B

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Data center Equinix will bulk up its presence in Europe through the acquisition of British counterpart TelecityGroup in a cash-and-stock deal valued at around $3.3 billion. 



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After 50 years, stateless Shona still trapped in Kenya's shadows

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By Maina Waruru NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a village on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, 53-year-old Margaret Maposa embroiders seat covers for a customer, sitting with her niece Elizabeth Moyo, who is weaving a multi-colored basket. Both women wear white headscarves, subtle markers...(more) 



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