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Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777: Malaysia

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Malaysia is "almost certain" plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. | Video

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Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed.

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Erdogan taking Turkey to war to avenge Kurdish gains: opposition

ANKARA - The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition accused President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday of launching air strikes in Syria and Iraq to prevent Kurdish territorial and political gains, and of using the war against Islamic State as a cover.

World, Turkey, Syria, Iraq 12:32pm EDT

Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride march, wounding six

JERUSALEM - An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six participants in the annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.

2:13pm EDT

Lawyers to argue over fate of Colorado movie gunman Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers for both sides in Colorado's movie massacre trial are due to make closing arguments on Thursday in the penalty phase, then jurors will decide if mitigating factors such as mental illness outweigh aggravating ones that could justify the death penalty.

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Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials

SANAA/ADEN - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Yemen 1:36pm EDT
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After Russia U.N. veto, countries seek court for Flight MH17 prosecutions

AMSTERDAM - The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects.