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UN unable to identify attackers in South Sudan copter downing

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A UN inquiry has concluded that a Russian helicopter was probably hit by anti-aircraft fire when it crashed in South Sudan last year, but could not determine who was responsible for the attack, the UN spokesman said Friday. Three Russian crew members were killed and a...(more) 



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Libyan aircraft crashes near Tunisian border: state news agency

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TUNIS (Reuters) - An aircraft from Libyan forces controlling Tripoli crashed near the Tunisian border and may have been shot down, Tunisia's state news agency TAP reported on Friday.  



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Puerto Rico power company delays debt restructuring plan

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's heavily indebted public power company is asking creditors for more time to present its restructuring plan. 



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Marseille title challenge hit after 3-2 home loss to Caen

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PARIS (AP) — Marseille's title hopes took a significant blow after coach Marcelo Bielsa's team threw away a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 home loss to Caen on Friday. 




Russian oppostion leader Boris Nemstov shot dead in street.

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Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in a Moscow street, the government said.  



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Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Putin, Is Shot Dead in Moscow

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Mr. Nemtsov was shot to death on a street in central Moscow on Friday night, the Russian Interior Ministry confirmed to the news agency Interfax. 



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U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training: Pentagon

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By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday....(more) 



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Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

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Negotiations on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have advanced substantially, but difficult issues remain and a senior U.S. official said he did not expect a deal in the coming week. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join in talks next week between U.S. Secretary...(more) 



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Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down

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Mexico's much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, will step down Friday to take up another cabinet post. Jesus Murillo Karam will be sworn in as the new minister of rural, territorial and urban development...(more) 



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ICC prosecutor in Uganda urges LRA rebel chief to surrender

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The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor pleaded on Friday for the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief to surrender, vowing he would receive a fair trial just as his deputy faces. Senior rebel leader Dominic Ongwen, a child-soldier-turned-warlord in Uganda's LRA, appeared before the ICC in...(more) 



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Winter storm brings travel chaos to north Texas

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A winter storm dumped several inches of snow in Texas on Friday.          



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Third calf born to endangered killer whale population in U.S. Pacific Northwest

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By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A healthy, days-old orca calf has been spotted with a pod of killer whales in the open waters of the U.S. Pacific Northwest, the third baby born to the endangered population this winter, scientists said on Friday. A research crew...(more) 



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