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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video

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Venezuela's Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges

CARACAS - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to fight an expected indictment alleging she was involved in a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, calling the charges an attempt to silence critics of the socialist government.

Africa, Venezuela 3:11pm EST

Uruguay's Vazquez set to extend leftist coalition's run in power

MONTEVIDEO - Former leader Tabare Vazquez is on track to win Uruguay's presidential election runoff on Sunday, paving the way for the roll-out of a groundbreaking law that legalizes the production and sale of marijuana.

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Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.

Russia 12:02pm EST

Mali and rebels fail to reach deal in third round of talks

BAMAKO - A third round of talks between the Malian government and mostly Tuareg rebel groups, held in Algiers, broke up on Thursday without an agreement, officials for both sides said, although mediators remained optimistic about a future deal.

Africa, Mali 3:01pm EST

Myanmar constitution summit 'impractical': presidential spokesman

YANGON, November 27 - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spokesman said in a further setback to hopes for full democracy after 49 years of military rule.

Myanmar 12:59pm EST

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