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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.The bomber walked up to the home ...more

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By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video telling Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being ro ...more

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least one person has been killed after three shells hit an apartment block in the center of the main separatist rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw gaping holes ...more

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(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Clara, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday at depth of 95 km (60 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt in Mexico City, a Reuters reporter said. No further details were imm ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting ...more

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - A physically fit felon escaped from a detention facility in Arizona by scaling a basketball hoop in the yard and then jumping from it onto a fence, authorities said on Monday. Wade Cole Dickinson, 28, remains at large mor ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.Frustrated by the app ...more

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By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President ...more

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By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China is holding some of its most extensive military exercises this week off its eastern seaboard, and although rival Japan is unperturbed, they are causing massive disruptions in civilian air traffic ...more