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Twin bombs kill 30 at pro-Kurdish rally in Turkish capital

ANKARA - At least 30 people were killed when twin explosions hit a rally of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists outside Ankara's main train station on Saturday in what Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called a terrorist attack, weeks ahead of an election. | Video

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China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

SHANGHAI - China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions.

China, South China Sea 7:21am EDT

China to intensify crackdown on illegal money transfers to fight corruption

SHANGHAI - China will step up its crackdown on illegal cross-border money transfers conducted by underground money dealers and offshore companies, as part of efforts to fight corruption, the central bank said on Saturday.

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Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

LONDON/WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreement.

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Accidental China restaurant explosion kills at least 17: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - An explosion ripped through a restaurant in eastern China on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported, blaming the accident on a gas cylinder.

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Nobel laureate chemist Richard Heck, 84, dies in Manila

MANILA - American chemist and Nobel laureate Richard Heck died in Manila on Saturday after years of illnesses that left him almost penniless, relatives of his Filipina wife said on Saturday.

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