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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.The government had planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligen ...more

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SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Official results Monday from a landmark Fiji election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler.Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First party won an outright majority in the Parliament by taking 32 of 50 seats, according ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief execut ...more

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CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base.The Afghan soldiers had been participati ...more

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances ...more

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TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it.The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1sSTJkQ ) reported Sunday that officia ...more

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(Reuters) - A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving one woman dead and sending the others to hospital with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said. Rescue teams backed by medical ...more

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By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Two people were killed and several more injured in at least three explosions in China's troubled far western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported, but gave few details. The blasts c ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.That lack of ...more

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(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday. The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped ...more