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Eastern Libya struggles to attract oil buyers in row with Tripoli

CAIRO - Libya's official government is struggling to woo oil majors in a bid to control oil revenue and force a rival Tripoli government into a U.N. peace deal because foreign clients are wary of breaking with the established state energy firm in the capital.

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Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues

ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans. | Video

U.S., Environment 7:21am EDT

Thai police say closer to cracking Bangkok bomb case

BANGKOK - Police claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack after an arrested man admitted being near the Aug. 17 shrine blast and fingerprints tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.

World, Thailand 6:41am EDT

Biden is top choice of Democrats if Clinton falters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic voters would choose Vice President Joe Biden as their preferred candidate for president in 2016 if current frontrunner Hillary Clinton shows signs of faltering, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

01 Sep 2015

North Korea tells South not to crow about deal that ended standoff

SEOUL - North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of claiming victory for an accord that ended an armed standoff, saying that was "cowardly" and urging the South to be "discreet in words and deeds".

Missouri executes man who raped, killed teenage girl

- Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said.

01 Sep 2015
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Parents of woman shot in San Francisco file wrongful death claims

SAN FRANCISCO - The family of a woman shot dead on a San Francisco pier in July filed wrongful death claims on Tuesday against the sheriff and two federal agencies, citing negligence and other errors in the handling of an undocumented immigrant accused of killing her.

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Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad, firm says

BAGHDAD/ANKARA - Gunmen in military uniform seized 18 Turkish workers from a sports stadium they were building in northeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, their company said, in what Ankara said appeared to have been a targeted attack.