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Egypt FM heads to US as helicopter delivery freeze lifted

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Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy was travelling to the United States on Wednesday, his ministry said, a day after Washington decided to provide Cairo with 10 Apache military helicopters. Washington had imposed a temporary freeze on the delivery of major weapons to Egypt, including the Apaches,...(more) 



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Poland holds security exercise, 1st in decades

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JASCE, Poland (AP) — Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash. 



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Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander, under fire in the media after being photographed wearing a luxury watch, says his critics should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake. 



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Mali denounces 'cowardly murder' of French hostage

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Mali has denounced as a "cowardly and despicable murder" the death of a French hostage announced by one of the west African nation's top jihadist groups. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), a splinter group of Al-Qaeda's regional branch, told AFP on...(more) 



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Grief, anger at memorial for Korea ferry student victims

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Ansan (South Korea) (AFP) - Thousands of mourners paid tearful respects Wednesday at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea's ferry disaster, as the grim search for bodies entered a second week. As the relatives of the missing began their daily...(more) 



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Missouri executes inmate after supreme court turns down stay request

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Convicted murder William Rousan, 57, killed by lethal injection despite concerns over secrecy used to obtain excution drugs Continue reading... 



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Ukraine: US and Russian move troops into position

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As the US moves 600 airborne troops into the Baltics, Russia responds with naval exercises in the Caspian. Roll over the symbols to see where troops are being gathered around the Ukraine Continue reading... 



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Object found on Australian shore examined for link to flight MH370

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Search officials play down likelihood that material, believed to be riveted sheet metal, is from missing Malaysia Airlines plane Continue reading... 



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South Korean prosecutors raid organisations linked to ferry operator

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Prosecutors raid 10 firms and other organisations connected to ferry operator Chonghaejin Marine as death toll rises Continue reading... 



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South Koreans mourn ferry disaster victims video

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South Koreans mourn the students who died after a ferry carrying 476 passengers capsized last week. A memorial altar is set up at the Olympic Memorial Hall in the city of Ansan for people to pay their respects. A spokesman from the coastguard says more victims...(more) 



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SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, many more...(more) 



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Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south. 



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