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U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill. | Video

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Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

World, United Nations 01 Aug 2014

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."

Argentina, World 01 Aug 2014

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

World, Health, Africa 01 Aug 2014

Collateral damage: How Iran sanctions fears hurt humanitarian trade

LONDON/ANKARA - It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.

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Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest

SEOUL - American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle's case told Reuters.