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Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere dwindle after two nights of unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri were mostly quiet overnight after two days of racially charged unrest sparked by a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Gulf states seek to block OPEC oil output cut

VIENNA - Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia looked set on Thursday to block any cut in OPEC output, ignoring calls from poorer members of the exporters' group for action to halt a slide in crude prices. | Video

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EU lawmakers urge regulators to get tough on Google

BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other Internet search engines and consider breaking them up.

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South Asia summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

KATHMANDU - A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid.

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Yemen rescuers sought U.S., British hostages in raid

SANAA - An American, a Briton and a South African were among several hostages Yemeni forces sought to free from al Qaeda this week, the defense ministry said on its website, describing a raid that a U.S. defense official said also involved U.S. special forces.

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