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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

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

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Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery: officials

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces regained control over most of Baiji refinery on Saturday, security officials said, reversing some gains by Islamic State militants who have gone on the offensive this week.

9:12am EDT

Greece poised to sign gas deal with Russia: Der Spiegel

BERLIN - Greece is poised to sign a gas deal with Russia as early as Tuesday which could bring 3-5 billion euros into depleted government coffers, German magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a senior figure in the ruling Syriza party.

Russia, Greece 7:57am EDT

UK's Labour pledges to tackle exploitation of migrant workers

LONDON - British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7.

8:18am EDT

Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI - Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya's capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative government controlling Tripoli and parts of western Libya, residents said.

United Nations, Libya 6:18am EDT

Israel says to transfer of frozen tax funds to Palestinians

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior Israeli military officer and Palestinian officials.

Israel 8:15am EDT

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