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Authorities: 4 killed, others hurt in fiery Maryland crash

Authorities: 4 killed, others hurt in fiery Maryland crash

Authorities say that four people have died, including a child, and others have been injured after a van caught fire in a crash with a pickup truck in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon on a road in Hyattsville. Marc Bashoor, chief of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said via Twitter that three […]

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Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship

Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to mend their fractured relationship when they meet at the White House Monday, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year. Tensions over the U.S.-backed nuclear deal with Iran continue to strain ties between the longtime allies. But there’s also little hope of […]

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Armed groups target elephants in Congo park

Armed groups target elephants in Congo park

The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo’s Garamba National Park. But as the rangers approached, gunfire rang out from the tall grass nearby, where other heavily armed men were hidden. The dragnet swiftly turned into a desperate fight for survival. The shootout last month, in which three rangers […]

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Croatia ruling coalition, opposition in election dead heat

Croatia ruling coalition, opposition in election dead heat

Croatia’s ruling center-left coalition and a conservative opposition are in a dead heat in the Balkan country’s first parliamentary election since joining the European Union in 2013, according to an exit poll cited by state TV Sunday. The poll by independent Ipsos Puls agency says both the conservatives, led by former intelligence chief Tomislav Karamarko, and Social Democrats, led by […]

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Gunmen in Libya abduct 2 Serbian Embassy employees

Gunmen in Libya abduct 2 Serbian Embassy employees

Gunmen in Libya crashed into a convoy of vehicles taking Serbia’s ambassador to neighboring Tunisia and then kidnapped two other embassy employees, officials said. The embassy’s communications officer, Sladjana Stankovic, and driver Jovica Stepic, were kidnapped in the northwest coastal town of Sabratha, Serbia’s Foreign Ministry said. The ministry is “doing all it can to get more information and secure […]

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Australia wrap up victory after McCullum defiance

Australia wrap up victory after McCullum defiance

Australia were held up by Brendon McCullum but dismissed New Zealand for 295 before lunch on the final day of the first test on Monday to win by 208 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts had dominated the match since their new-look top order racked up 389-2 on the opening day and never looked […]

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Sport braced for damning revelations from anti-doping agency

Sport braced for damning revelations from anti-doping agency

A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday is set to deepen an athletics scandal that, according to one of the document’s authors, eclipses even the alleged corruption at football’s governing body FIFA. According to leaks to a French investigative news organisation, Mediapart, the WADA report will say that athletics officials tried to extort money from leading athletes, including […]

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China’s Xi to attend Asia-Pacific forum in Manila this month

China’s Xi to attend Asia-Pacific forum in Manila this month

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a forum of leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) this month, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, amid rising tensions in the region over territorial disputes. The APEC meeting will take place in Manila from Nov. 17 to 19. APEC’s members include the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Canada, and […]

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Suu Kyi supporters confident of landslide win in Myanmar election

Suu Kyi supporters confident of landslide win in Myanmar election

Supporters of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi were confident on Monday her party had won a landslide victory in the country’s first free general election in 25 years, with the biggest question whether the margin was enough to claim the presidency. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) was expected to win the largest share of votes cast by an […]

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China policymaker says 6.5 percent a floor for 2016-2020 annual growth

China policymaker says 6.5 percent a floor for 2016-2020 annual growth

China is making 6.5 percent a floor or minimum level for annual economic growth in 2016 through 2020, a senior Chinese policymaker said on Monday, adding that the figure would be a base for setting a target for the five-year period. The economic growth target has not been fixed yet, as that is an objective that needs to be approved […]

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