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Attack on Egypt army post kills 26
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An assault on an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday caused a large explosion and killed at least 26 troops, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of attacks by Islamic extremists following last year's overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....
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Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue....
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Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government is being given a hero's send-off, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead....
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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday....
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Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee....
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Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."...
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Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries....
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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March....
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Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught....
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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse....
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