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Austria, Libya count dead as number of migrants crossing Mediterranean soars

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees including a baby girl were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe and scores more were feared dead. | Video

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U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.

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Wild week for markets set to end quietly

NEW YORK - A white-knuckle ride for global markets this week looked set to end with a whimper on Friday as lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded on a strengthening U.S. economy. | Video

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Best president ever! How Trump's love of hyperbole could backfire

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Manhattan real estate lawyer Jon Mechanic remembers the summer day a decade ago when Donald Trump gave him a tour of a vacant retail space inside the Trump Tower on a glittering stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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Accused U.S. 'flash crash' trader fails to have UK extradition case postponed

LONDON - A London-based day-trader accused by the United States of market manipulation that contributed to the Wall Street "flash crash" in 2010, failed to persuade a court on Friday to postpone his extradition hearing.

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Prosecutor seeks to summon Murdoch in Deutsche Bank trial

MUNICH - Munich prosecutors requested that 30 additional witnesses including Rupert Murdoch, publisher Friede Springer and Axel Springer Chief Executive Mathias Doepfner be summoned in a trial against Deutsche Bank executives.

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Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, poll shows

ATHENS - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed.