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Al-Qaida's Receipts: From 60-Cent Cake To A $6,800 Workshop

Monday, December 30, 2013

Receipts left behind in Timbuktu show how the terrorist network tracks its expenses, The Associated Press reports. From minor amounts spent on food to much more spent on meetings, al-Qaida records expenses much like a multinational corporation would, the wire service says.

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VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Chaparrastique volcano blew for the first time in 37 years, producing a cloud that rose as much as six miles into the air. Airlines canceled many flight into and out of the country. While things are calmer today, gases are still rising from the volcano.

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Third Icebreaker Fails To Reach Stranded Ship In Antarctic

Monday, December 30, 2013

The MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in the ice for a week. The 74 passengers and crew are safe, but may have to be airlifted to ships in open water. They continue to post messages and videos — some indicating that life on board may be getting a bit tedious.

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'Blood On The Snow' After Second Suicide Blast In Russia

Monday, December 30, 2013

An explosion Monday tore apart a bus, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many others. It followed Sunday's bombing at a train station in the same city, Volgograd. Suspicion is falling on Chechen extremists who want to create a separate Islamist state.

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French High Court OKs 75 Percent Tax For Top Earners

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The millionaire tax was a campaign promise from French President François Hollande. Film star Gerard Depardieu famously fled the country to avoid paying the tax.

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Lebanese Ambassador To U.S. Remembered As A Voice For Moderation

Sunday, December 29, 2013

At his funeral in Beirut, Sunnis discussed what Mohamad Chatah's killing means for the future of moderation in Lebanon.

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At Least One Rocket Fired From Lebanon Hits Israel

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The flare-up in tensions comes while Israelis and Palestinians negotiate a peace deal and just as Israel announced it would release 26 longtime Palestinian prisoners.

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Blast At Russian Train Station Leaves 15 Dead

Sunday, December 29, 2013

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a train station in Volgograd, Russia.

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No Al-Qaida Link In Benghazi Attack, 'New York Times' Reports

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in the Libyan city on Sept. 11, 2012, killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The newspaper says the attack was led by local fighters and was fueled in large part by anger at a video denigrating Islam.

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Student Killed In Clashes At Egyptian University

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The violence at Al-Azhar university between police and students who support the Muslim Brotherhood comes amid a government crackdown against the organization. The crackdown is being intensified ahead of a constitutional referendum next month.

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Four U.S. Military Personnel Held By Libyan Government Released

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Americans were detained by the Libyan government outside Tripoli and are being held in custody.

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Amid Political Chaos, Thailand's Army Chief Won't Rule Out Coup

Friday, December 27, 2013

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha hinted that a coup was possible amid violence in the streets between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Egypt Launches Renewed Crackdown On Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, December 27, 2013

At least three people are dead and more than 250 arrested just days after the Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization.

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Indian Nationalist Leader Says Violence Shook Him To The Core

Friday, December 27, 2013

But Narendra Modi's critics say he's to blame for the deadly anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat state in 2002. Modi is widely expected to become India's next prime minister if his Bharatiya Janata Party wins next year's election. His supporters view him as an efficient administrator.

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Three NATO Personnel Killed By Bombing In Afghanistan

Friday, December 27, 2013

The attack comes as Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to deliberate over a security pact with the U.S. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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Okinawa Governor OKs Plan To Relocate U.S. Base

Friday, December 27, 2013

The project would involve land reclamation for a new base that would consolidate the U.S. presence on the Japanese island. Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima's decision Friday is a reversal of his pledge to move the controversial base out of Okinawa. His decision has been criticized.

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VIDEO: Rescuers Are Drawing Near To Ship Stuck In Antarctic

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Russian ship carrying an Australian scientific expedition has been trapped since Monday. But a Chinese icebreaker is expected to soon free it from the ice. Other ships are also on the way. The 74 people aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy plan to then continue their expedition.

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Bomb Blast In Beirut Kills Former Ambassador To U.S.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Chatah was also a critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the militant group Hezbollah that is allied with the Syrian leader. At least five other people were killed and about 70 were injured by Friday's blast.

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Thai Government Says It Won't Postpone Parliamentary Elections

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Citing violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters, the country's Election Commission asked for a delay in the Feb. 2 vote.

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American Kidnapped By Al-Qaida In Pakistan Seen In Video

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Warren Weinstein, 72, was snatched from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, more than two years ago. In a video sent to news outlets by al-Qaida's media wing, Weinstein is heard appealing to President Obama to negotiate his release.

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