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Ghani named Afghan president-elect after deal to end election dispute

KABUL - Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave. | Video

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Australia seeks broad new security powers after anti-terror raids

SYDNEY - Australia's government is seeking broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists, the prime minister said on Monday, on the heels of sweeping counter-terrorism raids last week.

Australia, Tony Abbott 3:43am EDT

Fiji strongman sworn in after election landslide

SUVA - Fiji's former military ruler was sworn in as prime minister on Monday after winning 60 percent of the vote in the South Pacific nation's first elections since he seized power eight years ago.

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Chinese militants get Islamic State 'terrorist training': media

BEIJING - Chinese militants from the western region of Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters for attacks at home, state media reported on Monday.

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New Zealand prime minister aims for flag change vote next year

WELLINGTON - New Zealand may vote next year on changing its flag, newly re-elected prime minister John Key said on Monday, as the country looks to assert an identity independent of colonial ties to Britain.

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