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Israelis, Palestinians set for talks on home turf

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Both sides have low expectations as they head into the U.S.-sponsored negotiations in Jerusalem, the third attempt since 2000 to agree on the terms of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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Agents: 44 gunned down in Nigeria mosque

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Suspected Islamic militants wearing army fatigues gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, while another 12 civilians died in an apparently simultaneous attack.

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Slain rebels flown to Peru capital for DNA tests

Posted: 08/13/2013 - The bodies of two men slain by security forces were flown to Lima on Monday for DNA tests that authorities believed would show they were two of the Shining Path rebels' four leaders

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Dominican traffic death rate among world's highest

Posted: 08/13/2013 - High school student Adonis Tineo lay motionless in an overflowing emergency room on a recent afternoon after slamming his motorcycle into a truck laden with rice as he tried to pass a minivan.

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Egypt police expected to besiege Morsi sit-ins

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Supporters of Egypt's ousted president have dug in at their two Cairo sit-ins after security officials said police would besiege the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours

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Israel lists names of 26 Palestinians to be freed

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Israel on Monday published the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners who are to be released this week as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a resumption of Mideast negotiations.

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Argentine government loses ground in primary vote

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Cristina Fernandez failed the first electoral test of her second term on Sunday as ruling party candidates trailed opponents across Argentina's most populous provinces

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Hungarian charged with Nazi-era war crimes dies

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Laszlo Csatary, a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died. He was 98.

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US orders diplomats out of Lahore, Pakistan

Posted: 08/09/2013 - The move was not related to the threat of an al-Qaida attack that prompted Washington to close temporarily 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa, U.S. officials said.

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2 charged in deadly Canada cyberbullying case

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Two young men were arrested in the cyberbullying case of a 17-year-old Canadian girl who killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted circulated online.

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Simple Mexico home of surrealist opens to public

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Down a narrow, dead-end street in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City, a three-story brick house with white window frames gives up no hint of the bizarre, even shocking images that were dreamed up inside.

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Greek premier to meet Obama, talk economic crisis

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The State Department says the U.S. will offer support for Greece's efforts to emerge from a deep economic crisis during the Greek prime minister's visit to Washington.

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Mandela chose to quit, while Mugabe stays put

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The question for any leader with the leverage of popular sentiment or the backing of security forces and other state institutions is: When is it time to quit?

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Disputes lead Obama to back out of Russian summit

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The common ground between the U.S. and Russia — and Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin — has been shrinking steadily in spite of the much-touted "reset" of relations between the old Cold War foes

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Mortars hit Damascus area as Assad attends prayers

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the same area of the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.

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Mortars hit Damascus area as Assad attends prayers

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the same area of the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.

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Muslims celebrate Eid with prayers, feasts

Posted: 08/08/2013 - In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, throngs of believers made their way to mosques donning brand new clothes to kick off the start of Eid al-Fitr.

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Egypt's coup puts fearful Christians in a corner

Posted: 08/08/2013 - It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians."

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AP sources: First charges filed in Benghazi attack

Posted: 08/07/2013 - The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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