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Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777: Malaysia

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Malaysia is "almost certain" plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. | Video

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Greece's Tsipras challenges party bailout critics to showdown

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras challenged hard-left rebels in his Syriza movement on Thursday to put their opposition to new bailout negotiations to an immediate membership ballot, as he seeks to assert his control over the ruling party.

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Turkish prosecutor launches probe against Kurdish opposition leader: media

ISTANBUL - A Turkish prosecutor launched an investigation on Thursday into the head of the pro-Kurdish opposition over accusations that he "provoked and armed" protesters during demonstrations in the country's southeast last year, local media said.

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Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride march, wounding six

JERUSALEM - An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six participants in the annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.

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Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

MOSCOW - Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

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El Salvador fails to protect children from gang violence-rights group

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of children in El Salvador flee their homes each year to escape gang violence, and the government is "either unwilling or unable" to protect them from persecution, a U.S.-based advocacy group said on Thursday.

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