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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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Libya's official government targets rival forces trying to seize ports

BENGHAZI, Libya - Military planes loyal to Libya's recognized government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said.

Invoking Allah, driver slams car into pedestrians in eastern France

PARIS - French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"), authorities said.

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Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.

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Jordan hangs 11 after eight-year death penalty freeze

AMMAN - Jordan executed 11 citizens on Sunday, ending an eight-year moratorium on capital punishment, judicial sources said.

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South Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalized in June, playing down reports of health problems.

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