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Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. | Video

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Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

DUBAI - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. | Video

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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

LOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

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U.N. investigates reports of executions, abuses in Mali

BAMAKO - The United Nations said on Friday it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of civilians, in northern Mali following clashes this week between northern Tuareg separatist rebels and pro-government militia. | Video

Dispute over Mideast nuclear arms ban torpedoes U.N. conference

UNITED NATIONS - A month-long review conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended in failure on Friday after its members were unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for the Middle East, which the United States blamed on Egypt.

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High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

DUBLIN - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalized homosexuality. | Video

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U.S., Cuba make progress on restoring ties but no deal yet

WASHINGTON - Cuba and the United States reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations following two days of talks and pledged on Friday to continue informal negotiations in the coming weeks. | Video