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Syrian government forces claimed victory over rebels along a highway linking Damascus with northern ports. Chemical inspectors hope to load weapons for decommissioning there.
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Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.
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Maduro's short time in office has been marred by claims of fraud, an ailing economy, high inflation, and chronic shortages of goods. Will more allied mayors make a difference?
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North Korea today confirmed the abrupt dismissal of Kim Jong-un's top adviser, Jang Song-thaek, who was seen as supporting capitalist policies.
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The Obama administration has issued a directive on illegal immigration that allows undocumented immigrants who are closely related to military personnel to stay in the country. The order comes amid mounting pressure on President Obama.
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and called for new elections today, as more than 150,000 protesters in Bangkok stormed the gates of the governing complex.
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A government decree restructuring two major state media outlets comes amid Kremlin efforts to hone its PR messaging. The upcoming Sochi Olympics may have something to do with it.
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President Yanukovych wants to establish a 'platform for understanding,' but with riot police taking up positions around the main protest site in Kiev, the conciliatory move may come too late.
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Singapore riots: Conditions and pay are poor for booming Singapore's migrant workers, who make up about one-quarter of the overall workforce. The Singapore riots were sparked by the death of an Indian guest worker.
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International observers say Honduras presidential election results are 'transparent,' but protesters are alleging fraud. A recount may settle the dispute.
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Four members of the Exeter, R.I., town council wanted the state to handle concealed-carry permits. Not only did they fail, but gun rights residents have now put them up for a recall election.
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A court in Alexandria has ruled in favor of 21 women and girls convicted of joining an anti-coup protest. But other followers of former President Morsi are unlikely to get lenient treatment.