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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's official news agency says an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid.The soldiers were captured when militants from Syria rampaged through ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.The crash happened Sunday morning ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks.Hans-Georg Maassen told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sunday that there was an "increased ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops rema ...more

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday.The bodies were found after a search was launched Friday after a fe ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas. ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award.After ...more

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.Police Capt. Gonzalo Carrasco said that another 24 ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions. ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.The 15-year-old girls were escorted to the ball held in ...more