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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video

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Putin says ready to work with United States: TV

MOSCOW - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. | Video

Russia 6:06pm EDT

Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex in northern Iraq this week.

Iraq 12:34pm EDT

Yemen government rejects Iranian peace plan

ADEN - Yemen's government has rejected a four-point peace plan for the country that Iran submitted to the United Nations, a spokesman said on Saturday.

United Nations, Yemen 5:39pm EDT

South Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. | Video

Indonesia, Africa 7:10pm EDT

South Korea police clash with protesters over ferry disaster

SEOUL - South Korean police clashed on Saturday with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace where they hoped to press for more government action in response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago.

South Korea, 12:02pm EDT

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