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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms.The rally by members of the Shiite ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.A parked explosives-pac ...more

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — ...more

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions.Defense ministers fro ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back.The man who led France from 2007 to 2012 announced Friday on Facebook that he's joining the race to lead his conservative UMP party in elections next month. The widely expected move is seen ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and fou ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister. ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday.While South Africa's murder rate has shown an overall decline in the past deca ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.T ...more