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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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One dies in Kashmir after police fire on protesters

SRINAGAR - One person died on Saturday in Kashmir following an injury suffered after police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators during a daylong protest strike over the arrest of a separatist leader.

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Assailant opens fire on pro-Kurdish party office in Turkey: media

ISTANBUL - An unidentified assailant fired gunshots at the headquarters of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party overnight, but there were no casualties, media said on Saturday, in an attack which could stir tensions ahead of a June general election.

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China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king

BEIJING - Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a telephone call, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as 'fox hunters'

SHANGHAI - China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation.

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Israeli military networks breached by hackers: researchers

SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.

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