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U.S. lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. | Video

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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles in Aleppo

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Friday, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.

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New Jersey crash highlights delays in railway anti-collision system

A deadly commuter train crash in Hoboken station in New Jersey renews focus on a mandatory anti-collision system that has been plagued with lengthy, contentious delays.

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Asia stocks slide as Deutsche sours mood, oil pulls back

SINGAPORE Asian stocks extended losses on Friday as worries about the health of Deutsche Bank weighed on financial shares and as oil prices inched back from near-one month highs on scepticism over OPEC's new plan to curb output.

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Pakistan 'completely rejects' Indian claim of cross-border strikes

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation.

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Deutsche CEO tries to reassure staff as shares plunge

FRANKFURT/LONDON Deutsche Bank's chief executive sought to reassure his staff on Friday that Germany's largest lender remained robust after its shares again fell to record lows, sending tremors through global financial markets.

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Investigators search for clues in Hoboken train crash

Thousands who rely on the Hoboken terminal in New Jersey may face longer than usual commutes and heavy crowds on Friday as investigators try to determine why a commuter train crashed into the station, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people.

Kurdish role in Raqqa offensive could trigger ethnic conflict: Turkish official

ANKARA Relying on a Kurdish militia in a U.S.-backed offensive to take the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State could trigger prolonged ethnic conflict and Arab fighters should instead form the core of the operation, a senior Turkish official said.