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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

SEOUL - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a breakfast forum in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification. | Video

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Palestinian leaders say they'll cut security coordination with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian leaders in the West Bank said on Thursday they would halt the security coordination with Israel which is widely credited with keeping order in the territory and preventing attacks in Israel.

Israel 4:56pm EST

Libyan factions hold peace talks in Morocco

SKHIRATE, Morocco - Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks on Thursday in an effort to end a conflict between two rival governments that threatens to drive the country into full-blown civil war.

Libya, United Nations 4:35pm EST

Forensics show Argentine prosecutor was murdered: ex-wife

BUENOS AIRES - Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran's alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.

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Law unto itself: Thai junta fuels doubt by churning out legislation

BANGKOK - It usually meets just twice a week, and many of its 220 members have little or no experience of making laws. But that hasn't slowed down Thailand's interim parliament, which was installed by the military junta that seized power last May.

Thailand 4:04pm EST

Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours in east

KIEV - One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another wounded fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east, a military spokesman said on Thursday, as Kiev accused rebels of increasing violations of a ceasefire deal.

Russia 4:46pm EST

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