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Italy says 3,700 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing

ROME - Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday and more rescue operations were expected during the day as people smugglers took advantage of calm seas, Italy's coast guard said.

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In battle for Britain's top job, Labour's 'Red Ed' sharpens his image

LONDON - If Ed Miliband is to win power, he must pull off one of the most striking metamorphoses of recent British elections: convince millions of voters that "Red Ed", a self-confessed socialist geek, can be trusted to lead the world's fifth largest economy.

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Libyan protesters end strike at eastern port of Brega: spokesman

BENGHAZI, Libya - Protesters have ended a strike at state-run Sirte Oil Co in eastern Libyan port of Brega which had forced the closure of the Irda gas field, a company spokesman said on Sunday.

Libya 5:59am EDT

Dozens tried for mob killing of Afghan woman that sparked outcry

KABUL - Dozens of Afghan men including several policemen faced trial on Saturday over the mob killing in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran, a lynching that prompted unprecedented protests. | Video

Afghanistan 4:44am EDT

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

PARIS - A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement.

Libya 6:03am EDT

Thai mass grave held bodies of 26 suspected trafficking victims

PEDANG BESAR, Thailand - Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday. | Video

Thailand 1:23am EDT

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