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Krishnadev Calamur

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Trial Starts For Suspects In Ex-Lebanese Leader's Slaying

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The four Hezbollah members accused of killing former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 are being tried in absentia. Prosecutors in Leidschendam, Netherlands, said Thursday they have pieced together mobile phone data allegedly used by the plotters. Hezbollah has denied any role in the killing.

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Egyptian Voters Said To Overwhelmingly Back New Constitution

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Unofficial results say more than 95 percent of voters approved the document. The results are seen as a boost to the military government and Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to seek Egypt's presidency. The Muslim Brotherhood boycotted this week's vote.

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$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal. Yaalon apologized for the comments late Tuesday following a strong reaction from the U.S.

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Central African Republic's President Resigns At Regional Summit

Friday, January 10, 2014

Michel Djotodia, who took power in a coup last year, was unable to quell the violence that has engulfed his country, and was under pressure from regional leaders to quit. A bloody conflict has pit the country's majority Christian population against Muslims.

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Indian Diplomat At Center Of Row With U.S. Indicted, Leaves Country

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Devyani Khobragade was accused of lying on a visa application about how much she paid her maid in New York. But her arrest sparked outrage in India and caused tensions with the U.S.

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French Court Rules Controversial Comedian's Show Can Go Ahead

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Authorities want to ban Dieudonne M'bala M'bala's performances because of perceived anti-Semitism. They say his trademark straight-arm gesture, known as a "quenelle," is a reverse Nazi salute. He denies the charge, calling it anti-Zionist and anti-establishment. But Dieudonne has seven prior convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.

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Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Hasan is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Shiite-dominated part of Hangu town.

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Germany's Merkel To Visit U.S. Amid Anger Over NSA Spying

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The trip would mark a thawing of relations between the allies that were strained by reports the National Security Agency spied on the German chancellor. A German government spokesman said Wednesday Angela Merkel would visit Washington in the coming months.

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Story That Kim Jong Un Fed Uncle To Dogs Was Probably Satire

Monday, January 06, 2014

The story appears to be false because it originated with a satirical post on a Chinese microblogging site. The post was picked up by a Hong Kong newspaper and then reported as fact around the world.

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Kerry Appears To Signal Openness To Iran Role In Syria Talks

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The U.S. has long opposed an Iranian role in the so-called Geneva II talks later this month, but Secretary of State John Kerry's comments in Jerusalem may be the first sign that opposition is softening. Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose forces are battling a range of rebel groups, some of them backed by the West.

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Pope Francis Says He'll Visit Holy Land In May

Sunday, January 05, 2014

He made the announcement Sunday while giving his weekly blessing at the Vatican. The trip would be the pope's second foreign trip, following his visit to Brazil in July 2013.

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Israel's Sharon Fights For Life, But Doctors 'Pessimistic'

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The head of the hospital where Ariel Sharon is being treated says the former Israeli prime minister is "fighting like a lion," but his condition is still critical. The 85-year-old has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006.

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U.S. Icebreaker On The Way To Rescue Ships Trapped In Antarctic

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Polar Star, a Coast Guard cutter, is expected to take seven days to reach the 123 crew members still stuck on the Russian and Chinese vessels. Meanwhile, the 52 scientists and paying passengers who were trapped aboard the Russian vessel are on their way home.

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At Least 20 Dead In Baghdad Blasts; Fighting In Anbar Continues

Sunday, January 05, 2014

A wave of blasts in the capital targeted Shiite areas. The attacks come as Sunni militants step up their campaign against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Qaida-linked militants have taken over parts of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province.

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New York Weighs Easing Limits On Marijuana Use

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly considering allowing the use of the drug for medicinal purposes. An announcement is expected Wednesday during his annual State of the State address. Medical marijuana is already legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

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'Polar Vortex' Brings Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow To U.S.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The National Weather Service warns of "life-threatening wind chill" in the North and Central U.S. On top of the extreme temperatures, heavy snow is expected Sunday in parts of the Midwest.

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4 Killed As Cambodian Police Fire At Striking Garment Workers

Friday, January 03, 2014

Workers from the sector, Cambodia's biggest export earner, want the country's minimum wage doubled. Protests by garment workers are not unusual, but Friday's violence represents an escalation, and comes amid growing demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.

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Expected Flow Of Bulgarians, Romanians Raises Hackles In Europe

Thursday, January 02, 2014

On Jan. 1, workers from the two countries became free to move across the EU in search of jobs. But the prospect of new workers from two of the bloc's newest and poorest members has prompted fears of "poverty migrants" – especially in Britain and Germany.

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Warring South Sudan Factions Arrive In Ethiopia For Peace Talks

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The talks in Ethiopia will focus on a cease-fire, as well as political prisoners and the 2015 presidential elections. But the fighting in the world's newest country continued even as delegates gathered.

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