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

FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by 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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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

Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged two Minnesota men with supporting Islamic State, the militant group that has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and carried out gruesome executions of civilians and foreigners.

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