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Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

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Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer: Egyptian state media

CAIRO - A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

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Dissident Irish republican shot dead in Belfast

BELFAST - A prominent dissident Irish republican was shot dead in Northern Ireland on Friday, the latest incident in some of the highest levels of violence since a 1998 peace deal in the British province.

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Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU - An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.

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Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in Central African Republic

BODA, Central African Republic - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic. | Video

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