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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video

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New Burkina PM vows investigations into Compaore-era deaths

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's interim prime minister pledged on Thursday to open enquiries into the deaths of a former president and a journalist, among the key demands of protesters who swept former President Blaise Compaore from power last month.

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Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country's AFIP tax authority said on Thursday.

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In Syria, desperate residents see little hope in U.N. Aleppo truce plan

BEIRUT/GAZIANTEP, Turkey - As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city. | Video

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France warns African leaders against trying to keep power

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Thursday against trying to modify constitutions to stay in power and said they should learn from the forced departure of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore.

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Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as Middle East wars rage

ISTANBUL - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

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