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2 hrs ago | Army Times

Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat

6 hrs ago | WTAG-AM Paxton

ISIS Just Seized A Bunch Of Uranium, U.S. Not Super Concerned

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," says a Tuesday letter from the Iraqi ambassador to the U.N., who explained that it "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

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Related Topix: Iraq

8 hrs ago | News24

.com | 5 Myanmar journalists jailed for 10 years

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, Journalism,

12 hrs ago | WHAS11

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed

The official Xinhua News Agency quoted an unnamed official from the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia in a Thursday report as saying the abductee, who worked in a Malaysian fishing company, was freed.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, China, Asia

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Indian Express

Israel threatens broad ground offensive as diplomacy kicks off

With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

New York Daily News

Second Benghazi CIA attack committed by different people: testimony

Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya

Manchester Journal

Yanique makes US Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes.

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Related Topix: Virgin Islands, Central America

KFMB-TV San Diego

50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided properties in the Berlin area on "initial suspicion of activity for an intelligence agency."

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Related Topix: Europe, Germany

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, authorities said.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaign in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change that will fight corruption and poverty.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Navy Times

North Korea again fires projectiles into sea

North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said.

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Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, North Korea,

FOX Carolina

Rockets hit Israeli heartland as offensive begins

Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending weeks of heavy rocket fire.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

News24

.com | Militants attack Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu - Militants stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said, sparking heavy gunfire as government troops and guards tried to repel them.

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Related Topix: Somalia, Africa

The Jackson Sun

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

An Oklahoma farmer's iPhone that was lost when it fell into a grain elevator has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan.

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Related Topix: Convent, LA, Japan

Arkansas Online

Israel launches Gaza offensive; at least 10 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking more than 100 sites and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

WCup hospitality exec released from jail in Brazil

Ray Whelan, of the MATCH group of companies, was arrested Monday at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the hotel used by FIFA officials during the World Cup.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil,

The Wichita Eagle

EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens Russia's economic development minister Alexei Ulyukayev, right, in Moscow's Kremlin on Monday, July 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Europe, Austria, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Health

Daily Journal

Pistorius defense team closes case

The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict.

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Related Topix: South Africa, Africa,

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

2nd Chinese company plans to sue over Transformers

Huang Daosheng, the general manager of Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co. Ltd., told a news conference Monday that the producers had failed to show its logo in the movie as promised, according to state media reports.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel

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