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Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war. | Video

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Owner of gun that killed Argentine prosecutor emerges from hiding

BUENOS AIRES - The man who lent an Argentine prosecutor the gun that killed him the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president emerged from hiding on Wednesday, saying the investigator feared for his family's life.

4:30pm EST

Syria says approves U.N. $2.9 billion humanitarian aid plan for 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Syria said on Wednesday it has approved a United Nations plan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people in the war-torn country this year, but warned the only way to the end the crisis was to help Damascus fight terrorism.

United Nations, Syria 3:08pm EST

Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite militias executed 72 Sunnis

BAGHDAD - Survivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one.

2:34pm EST

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch: CBC

OTTAWA - Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Tech 3:39pm EST

Thailand accuses U.S. of meddling in its politics

BANGKOK - Thailand accused the United States on Wednesday of meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who criticized actions by the ruling military junta.

Thailand 3:22pm EST

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