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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. | Video

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Nusra Front attacks Western-backed rebels in northern Syria

BEIRUT - The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front attacked Western-backed rebels in northern Syria on Friday, rebel groups and an organization monitoring the war said, escalating tension between rival insurgents near the Turkish border.

Syria 7:26am EDT

U.S.-led coalition stages 41 air strikes on Islamic State: military statement

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies hit Islamic State forces with 41 air strikes in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, concentrating the attacks on the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, a joint command statement said on Friday.

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Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. | Video

Africa 7:21am EDT

France's Calais port blocked again in ferry dispute

LILLE, France - Protesting ferry-workers blocked road access to the northern French port of Calais with burning tyres on Friday, police said.

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Russia's 'tin pot despot' Putin behind spy's London murder, UK inquiry told

LONDON - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "tin pot despot" who, with Kremlin "cronies," was behind the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London, the lawyer for his widow said on Friday.

Russia 6:58am EDT

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