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Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.

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Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State

BENGHAZI, Libya - Seven Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials said.

World, Libya 5:06pm EDT

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian near Gaza border: medics

GAZA - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.

World, United Nations 2:36pm EDT

Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank; Jewish arsonists suspected

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DUMA, West Bank - Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism. | Video

Reports of Haqqani network founder's death, but family denies

WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqani militant network blamed for some of Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks.

World, Afghanistan 1:32pm EDT

Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels

BEIRUT - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group.

World, Syria 2:33pm EDT

Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks

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ST DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. | Video

Venezuela supermarket looting leaves one dead, dozens detained

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CARACAS - One person was killed and dozens were detained following looting of supermarkets in Venezuela's southeastern city of Ciudad Guayana, the state governor said on Friday, amid the ongoing food shortages in the recession-hit OPEC nation.

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Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

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HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. | Video

World, Africa 5:19pm EDT

Mexican president's approval ratings hit after drug kingpin's escape

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MEXICO CITY - Approval ratings for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have fallen to a new low, a newspaper poll showed on Friday amid a weak economy and after the escape of the country's most notorious criminal from a maximum-security prison.

World, Mexico 4:29pm EDT