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New flood warning for Texas, where storms have killed 16

AUSTIN, Texas - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large parts of Texas, where severe weather this week has left at least 16 people dead, damaged thousands of structures and flooded cities such as Houston and Austin.

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Pressure mounts on Blatter as FIFA scandal widens

ZURICH - Pressure mounted on FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday as the corruption scandal engulfing world soccer's governing body drew warnings from major sponsors and criticism from senior Western politicians. | Video

Sports, World 9:47am EDT

Yemen border strikes kill two Saudis, Yemen death toll near 2,000: WHO

CAIRO/ADEN - Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war's death toll was close to 2,000.

World, United Nations, Yemen 8:32am EDT

China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper

SHANGHAI - China will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, the official China Daily said on Thursday, citing a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

World, China, Tech, Cybersecurity 1:48am EDT

All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

SYDNEY - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. | Video

No foul play in death of Chilean poet Neruda, researchers say

SANTIAGO - Spanish researchers investigating the early '70s death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to determine if he was poisoned, have found no conclusive evidence of foul play, according to an initial report handed to the investigating judge.

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U.S. training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey: source

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, an expected expansion of a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

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Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents

PARIS - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.