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CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

WASHINGTON The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. | Video

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Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

SOFIA At least five people were killed and 29 injured when a cargo train derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, demolishing about 50 houses and public buildings, officials said on Saturday. | Video

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Iraq says army makes gains in grueling Mosul battle

BAGHDAD/GENEVA The Iraqi army said it took full control of two more districts of east Mosul on Saturday, pushing back Islamic State militants in a slow and hard-fought advance into the city whose 1 million residents face growing shortages of fuel, water and food.

World, United Nations, Iraq 8:54am EST

Colombian Nobel Prize winner sees a "ray of hope" for Syria, Sudan

OSLO Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said an accord to end a 52-year civil war with Marxist rebels was a "ray of hope" for solving conflicts from Syria to South Sudan as he collected the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday.

World, Syria, Africa 8:31am EST

After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

SEOUL Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court. | Video

World, South Korea 7:48am EST

Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to town

NEW YORK From Boston to Austin and Chicago to Los Angeles, revelers across the United States will be donning red and white suits this weekend to mark the worldwide SantaCon holiday pub crawl.

U.S., Entertainment 6:09am EST
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'I had to do it,' accused gunman says of South Carolina church attack

CHARLESTON, S.C. Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof watched a video on Friday of the avowed white supremacist confessing to killing nine parishioners at a historic black church in South Carolina and saying he felt he "had to do it."

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Italy politicians thrash out plans for post-crisis leader

ROME Political parties made their cases to Italy's president on Saturday for ways out of a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister following his defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.