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Police shoot dead two gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

GARLAND, Texas - Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by a group described as anti-Islamic and billed as a free-speech event.

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John Chambers steps down as Cisco's CEO

- Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday that Chief Executive John Chambers would step down after 20 years at the helm to become executive chairman, and that 17-year company veteran Chuck Robbins would become CEO effective July 26.

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Pension, labor disputes dog Greek talks as cash dwindles

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Wide differences over pension and labor reforms continued to dog intensive negotiations between Greece's leftist government and its international creditors despite progress in other areas as the country's cash position becomes increasingly critical.

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NATO starts anti submarine exercise in North Sea as tension with Russia rise

ABOARD THE USS VICKSBURG, North Sea - NATO launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea on Monday, inviting non-member Sweden for the first time, amid increasing tensions between Russia and its northern neighbors.

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Buffett defends core holdings like IBM, Coca-Cola, in interview

NEW YORK - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett defended some of his core holdings in a televised interview on Monday, but reiterated that equities in general would look expensive in an environment with normal interest rates.

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Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

ROME - Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said. | Video

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Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many

BALTIMORE - The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in police custody. | Video

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Taliban, Afghan negotiators unable to agree ceasefire

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country.