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More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

FERGUSON, Mo. - More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area on Tuesday to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Australia working on new drift modeling for MH370 wreckage

PERTH - Australia is working on new drift modeling to expand the geographical area in which wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday.

Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa: monitoring group

BEIRUT - At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria.

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Colombia FARC free two soldiers, vow to release general by weekend

BOGOTA - Colombian Marxist rebels released two captives on Tuesday and vowed to free a kidnapped army general by the weekend in a move that may lead to the resumption of suspended peace talks which aim to end five decades of war.

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Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels

KIEV - Ukraine leveled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday. | Video

Coal mine accident in northern China kills 24: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - A coal mine fire in China's northern Liaoning province has killed 24 workers and left 52 injured, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, underscoring the poor safety record of the world's biggest coal producing country.