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Hagel resigns as defense secretary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. | Video

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U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.

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Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya's Tripoli: witnesses

TUNIS - At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said.

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UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history: minister

LONDON - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday.

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New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.

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Colombia rebel chief says peace talks suspension destroyed confidence

BOGOTA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos "destroyed" confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said.