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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.

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Holocaust comments drag on Le Pen's French presidential bid

PARIS/CHATELLERAULT, France Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when her designated stand-in as National Front party leader stood down to defend himself against charges he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. | Video

5:54pm EDT

Brazil Supreme Court releases former billionaire Batista from jail

BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday.

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Pope to celebrate Mass in Cairo military stadium

CAIRO Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in a military stadium on Saturday, the last of a two-day visit to Cairo where he has called for leaders of all faiths to reject religious violence and denounce intolerance. | Video

Pope 6:44pm EDT

Two arrested on charges of illegal exports to Russia get time served

NEW YORK Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.

U.S., Russia 7:12pm EDT

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela's best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.

5:27pm EDT

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