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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video

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Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal

PHOENIX - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use.

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North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

SEOUL - A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations.

Exclusive: Greece scrapes bottom of barrel in hunt for cash to stay afloat

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Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on fracking

DALLAS - A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives.

Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY - Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. | Video