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'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

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A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says. 



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Azerbaijan says it shot down Armenian drone: Yereven denies report

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BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan said on Thursday it had shot down an Armenian drone near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, a report dismissed by Armenia as "absurd".  



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Yemen rebels seize military base outside capital

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital where U.S. advisers had previously trained counter-terrorism forces. 



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Jordan talks amid pilot swap pressure

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The government of Jordan discusses the fate of its pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh amid growing pressure after his Islamic State captors threatened to kill him. 



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Islamic State group threatens to kill Jordanian pilot by sunset

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The Islamic State group threatened to execute a captured Jordanian pilot "immediately" unless Amman frees an Iraqi female jihadist by sunset Thursday in exchange for a Japanese hostage. In a new audio recording, a voice identifying itself as Japanese journalist Kenji Goto says his captors will...(more) 



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Murray into Australian Open final with win over Berdych

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semifinal win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday. 



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Stig Bergling, Soviet spy who fled from Swedish prison, dies

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and brazenly escaped while serving a life sentence for espionage, has died. He was 77. 



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France: Crew tried to eject in NATO jet crash that killed 11

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PARIS (AP) — The head of France's air force says the crash of a NATO jet in Spain that left 11 people dead, including nine French airmen, came after the Greek crew tried to eject from the plane during a failed takeoff. 



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Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here. 



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In violent Venezuela, police killings surge to almost one a day

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By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - After finishing a routine overnight shift, Venezuelan policeman Edgar Perez was walking home from the bus stop when two armed men pulled up on a motorbike. Perez, 41, had time to draw his gun and injure one...(more) 



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Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

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Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing...(more) 



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VIDEO: Police killed Sydney siege victim

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An inquest has heard that police were responsible for the death of Katrina Dawson, who was shot during the siege in Sydney. 



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