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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, U.N. sources said on Thursday, in what appeared to be an escalation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's move against U.N. activities in the country. The sou ...more

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has endorsed a budget for 2015 that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices, resulting in a $39 billion deficit.The kingdom says it wi ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from Jan. 1 to Jan ...more

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider, officials said on Thursday. Libya's biggest export terminal, Es Sider has been closed for two weeks because of fighting nearby between forces allied to Libya's c ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban to keep females from driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.<p ...more

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Olympic track cycling gold medalists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are to tie the knot. "Merry Christmas everyone. I've had the most amazing couple of days thanks to @JasonKenny107 and the whole family #engaged", Trot ...more

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BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.Dozens of protesters held a vigil late Wednesday at the ...more

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By Elena Fabrichnaya and Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said its currency crisis was over on Thursday but warned that inflation is set to climb above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing President Vladimir Putin's government ...more

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Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, ...more

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that NATO's expansion to the east would force Russia to take "adequate" measures in response, Interfax news agency reported. The spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, a ...more