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Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution

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The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others...(more) 



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Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting

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Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group. Tommy Crossan, a leading opponent of a 1998 peace deal in the British province who had been a senior figure in the Continuity...(more) 



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Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing in new video

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Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday. "We are the ones that carried out the attack in...(more) 



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South Korean ferry toll hits 32 as 3 bodies are found

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MOKPO, South Korea — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. 



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Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. 



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South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening war

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South Sudan's army said Saturday they had "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation. However, army spokesman Malaak Ayuen said the situation was "all calm" in the...(more) 



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14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists

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Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said. The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area...(more) 



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Four French journalists 'free' after Syria kidnap

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Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were free and "in good health" on Saturday, President Francois Hollande told AFP, saying they would be back in France within hours. In a statement to AFP, the president said he had "learned with great...(more) 



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Source: Armored-car bandits 'same guys' from earlier heist

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The two men who stole thousands from an armored car Thursday also robbed another armored car in October. 



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Burnt boy in 'critical condition'

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A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal. 



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MH370 flight recorders search to be completed within seven days

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Indian Ocean hunt by US navy deep-sea vehicle narrows to an area with a radius of just 10km Continue reading... 



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Briefly... CITY/REGION

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1 dead after early-morning crash A crash in West Oak Lane left a man dead early yesterday, police said. It happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Old York Road and 71st Street, according to Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman. A taxi traveling...(more) 

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