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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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China foreign minister says willing to help Russia

BEIJING - China is willing to help Russia if needed but believes that the country has the ability to overcome its current economic problems, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted as saying in a state newspaper on Monday.

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U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.

Invoking Allah, driver slams car into pedestrians in eastern France

PARIS - French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"), authorities said.

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China arrests thousands in porn, gambling crackdown: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - China has detained over 30,000 people during a two-month clamp down on pornography and gambling, state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.

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South Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalized in June, playing down reports of health problems.

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