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Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

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Greece says will not cooperate with "troika" or seek aid extension

ATHENS - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it. | Video

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U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support

SANAA - Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a U.S. drone campaign against the local branch of al Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.

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Blast at Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan kills 49

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan - At least 49 people were killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers, the latest sectarian attack to hit the South Asian nation.

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Canada security bill provides new powers to combat terror

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario - New anti-terror legislation in Canada would make it a crime to call for attacks on the country and give a much larger role to the government's main spy agency.

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Venezuela confirms it shot down plane near Aruba

CARACAS - Venezuela confirmed on Friday it had shot down a suspicious civilian plane off its Caribbean coast near the island of Aruba but denied any violation of international airspace.

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