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Rival prime ministers address Libyans, highlighting divisions

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's rival prime ministers both addressed the nation, with each claiming legitimacy and denouncing the other side, highlighting deep divisions in the oil producing country.

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Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon

BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said, without giving information on casualties.

4:03pm EDT

Greek leftist opposition leads ruling conservatives: polls

ATHENS - Greece's main leftist opposition Syriza party has widened its lead over the conservatives in the ruling coalition, polls showed on Saturday, amid rising speculation that the selection of a new president of state may lead to early elections.

Greece 2:56pm EDT

Cause of Air Algerie July crash in Mali still unknown

BAMAKO/PARIS - Investigators studying the sudden plunge of an Air Algerie plane from an altitude of more than 30,000 feet onto Malian scrubland in July still do not have an explanation, they said on Saturday.

Mali 2:55pm EDT

Pope and Argentine president 'talk finance' in private at Vatican

VATICAN CITY - Argentine president Cristina Fernandez visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, where she said the compatriots talked about the global financial system and Argentina's economy over lunch.

14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison: lawyers

ISLAMABAD - Fourteen Pakistani detainees were released from U.S. custody in Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and repatriated to Pakistan on Saturday, a Pakistani legal firm representing some of the prisoners said.

Afghanistan, 2:19pm EDT

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