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    Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed...

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    Canada gives slain soldier hero’s send-off

    The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada’s seat of government was given a hero’s send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

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    UN calls on Mexico to do more to find missing students

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday admonished Mexico to “step up” efforts to locate 43 students who went missing nearly a month ago, a sign that Mexico faces increasing heat over its human rights record.

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    Islamic State uses chemical weapons, Iraqis say

    Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine gas. The perpetrators, according to the officers: Islamic State extremists.

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    Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’

    Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet – and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.”

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    Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car crash

    A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.

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    Sweden calls off search for submarine

    Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.

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    In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitterness

    Like most Iraqis, Ali Abbas Mahmoud didn’t know when he awoke Thursday that a jury in Washington had found four former Blackwater security guards guilty the previous day in one of the most infamous episodes of the U.S.-led occupation. That’s because the verdicts weren’t widely...

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    Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

    A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.

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    Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said ...

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