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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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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

United Nations, Syria 3:58pm EST

At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan: tribe leader

KHARTOUM - At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said on Thursday.

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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.

Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.

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