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Exclusive - Trump on Icahn: most top dealmakers are miserable but Carl is nice

NEW YORK - Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings."

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Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

Africa, World, Italy, Libya 2:49am EDT

Syriza's poll lead narrows ahead of Greek election

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will be the biggest party after elections on Sept. 20, but most voters think he was wrong to seek a fresh mandate, according to the first major opinion poll published since he resigned last week.

World, Greece 2:28am EDT

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible.

World, North Korea 27 Aug 2015

U.N. chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

UNITED NATIONS - Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria's four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

World, Syria, United Nations 27 Aug 2015

Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept. 9 event

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.

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Iraq's PM orders easier access to streets closed by militias, factions

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered military commanders to make it easier for civilians to get into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone while improving access to streets across the country closed off by political and security factions.