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US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday....
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Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds....
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Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward ...
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Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday....
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Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the in...
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Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) -- The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form....
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India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them....
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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
LONDON (AP) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday....
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Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US 'agents'
BEIRUT (AP) -- Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. government, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the militants and an activist group said. The Nusra Front, which has also abducted several members of the faction known as Division 30, vowed to cut off "the arms" of the American government in Syria....
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Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?...
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