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Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead

BEIRUT - Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.

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Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

JOHANNESBURG - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness".

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Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger

MEXICO CITY - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vowed to simplify Mexico's chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. | Video

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Nepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual

KATHMANDU - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise.

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Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit: UK's Cameron

LONDON - Britain's continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn on Friday.

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North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

SEOUL - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

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