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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video

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Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws: security company

SAN FRANCISCO - A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday.

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Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

NEW YORK - Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money.

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California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A construction crew on Friday accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 people, four of them critically, officials said. | Video

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BMW recalls 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air-bag sensor

WASHINGTON - BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers in the United States to replace a defective sensor that may prevent the front passenger seat air bag from deploying in a crash, the German automaker said on Saturday.

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Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal

BERLIN - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.

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Officers kill knife-wielding man near St. Louis, police say

- A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

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South Korea police clash with protesters over ferry disaster

SEOUL - South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where they hoped to demand a more vigorous government response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago.