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Anonymous jury sought in Vietnamese man's US terrorism trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a Vietnamese man facing a terrorism trial in the United States is urging a judge to reject the government's demands for an anonymous…

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Iran official urges opposition to new US visa rules

Tehran (AFP) – A top Iranian parliamentary official has written to his counterparts in Europe, China & Russia calling on them to oppose "discriminatory" new US visa regulations. A bill…

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US hits Islamic State group with 17 Christmas Day airstrikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the United States hit Islamic State group targets in Iraq & Syria with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day. The strikes targeting Islamic State fighters,…

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Okinawa countersues Japanese government over US base move

Tokyo (AFP) – The defiant southern region of Okinawa countersued Japan's government Friday over local resistance to a new US military base, the latest chapter in deepening mistrust between central…

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South Africa's lion hunting industry to be hit by US rules

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's lion hunting industry faces new restrictions as a result of the decision this week by the U.S. government to protect African lions under the Endangered…

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US Iran hostages compensated decades after ordeal

Washington (AFP) – The 53 Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 will obtain financial compensation that had eluded them for decades after US lawmakers included a payment provision in…

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US candidates split along odd lines on Mideast regime change

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's 2016 presidential candidates are split on promoting regime alter in the Middle East, yet not along the usual party lines. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is aligned…

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New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom and 3 others can be extradited to US on copyright charges

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom & 3 others can be extradited to US on copyright charges. Kim Dotcom

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina's punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association's substations, vital to powering thousands of Mississippi homes & businesses….

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US criticizes arrest of prominent Vietnam activist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is urging Vietnam to allow its citizens to express their political views without fear of retribution following the detention of a prominent human rights activist….

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