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Hong Kong Attempts to Clear Unruly Protest Site

An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a two-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a…

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Iraqi Troops Take 2 Towns From Islamic State

Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State terrorists after fierce clashes, officials said Monday. Police in Diyala province said Iraqi…

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Iran and Powers Set to Extend Nuclear Talks

Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday’s deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the…

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 45 Afghans

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.…

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Islamic State Recruits, Exploits Children

Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.…

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Crew Blasts Off For Space

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with the Soyuz TMA-15M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Iran Nuclear Talks Stuck, Deadline May Be Extended

A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to…

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Corruption Saps Enthusiasm For East Ukraine Rebels

As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory. Coal is…

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4 Terrorists Killed in Failed Afghan Attack

Four Taliban terrorists who attacked a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed Wednesday night in a failed assault there, police said, the latest violence targeting foreigners…

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Europeans Among IS Terrorists in Brutal Video

The cold-eyed terrorists lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from…

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Confrontations Await Obama After Productive Trip

After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation…

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Islamic State Beheads U.S. Aid Worker

The Islamic State group released a video Sunday of a masked terrorist standing over a severed head it claimed was Peter Kassig, a former U.S. soldier-turned-aid worker who was taken…

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IS, Al-Qaida Reportedly Reach Accord in Syria

Terrorist leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farmhouse in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work…

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