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Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

BANGKOK - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block.

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Beijing battens down, cranks up propaganda ahead of war parade

BEIJING - Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year.

China 29 Aug 2015

American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

DAKAR - Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association said on Saturday.

Africa 29 Aug 2015

Bid to lift Guatemala president's immunity advances in Congress

GUATEMALA CITY - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Saturday recommended that President Otto Perez be stripped of immunity from prosecution over his suspected involvement in a customs racket, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days.

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Brazilian weekly says Lula lobbied for Odebrecht in Cuba

BRASILIA - A Brazilian news magazine has accused former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of acting as lobbyist in Cuba for Brazil's largest engineering firm Odebrecht, which built the container terminal at the Cuban port of Mariel.

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Refugee children, close to death, found in van in Austria

VIENNA - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday. | Video

Afghanistan, Syria 29 Aug 2015

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