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Suspect in Benghazi Attacks Pleads Not Guilty

Share ABC US News | ABC Sports News Copy A man suspected in the attacks two years ago on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans entered a not guilty plea during a 10-minute hearing at federal court in Washington, D.C. today. Ahmed Abu Khattala listened through an interpreter and raised his ...

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Iraq Launches Operation Against Sunni Insurgents in Northern City

BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation early Saturday aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country. After watching much of Iraq slip out of government hands, military officials sought to portray the push that ...

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Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive

Pakistani jets killed 17 militants in the latest raid on rebel hideouts in the country’s restive northwest, officials said on Saturday. The planes bombarded hideouts in the Dargamandi and Chashma Gaon areas of North Waziristan late on Friday, as aid agencies geared…

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More than 80 vigilantes arrested in Mexico for battling drug cartels

More than 80 suspected vigilantes have been arrested in Mexico for battling drug cartels. Jose Mireles, a doctor and prolific leader of the “self-defence” movement was among the 83 detained on Friday after street wars in the western state of Michoacan….

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Argentina’s vice president charged with bribery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine judge has charged Vice President Amado Boudou with bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office in the acquisition of the company that prints the country’s currency and of later benefiting from government contracts. Boudou is accused of using shell companies and secret middlemen to gain control of the company that was given contracts ...

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Thai army promises elections in October 2015

Thailand’s military leader has promised a return to democracy but says elections will only take place after October 2015. Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said in a speech that an interim constitution would be adopted next month. A temporary cabinet would then govern until elections next year. The military seized power on 22 May, saying it wanted to return stability to Thailand ...

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GM recalls over 450,000 more vehicles, some in Canada

General Motors Co announced on Friday that it would recall 428,211 more vehicles in the United States, including new four-wheel drive pickups and SUVs with a software problem that could cause the vehicles to automatically switch to neutral and roll away while parked. The…

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Panama court frees captain of seized N Korea ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A Panamanian court has acquitted the captain and two other officers of charges stemming from the seizure of a North Korean ship last July for carrying undeclared…

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US armed drones flying over Baghdad

The US has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq’s deteriorating security, the Pentagon said. For more than a week the military has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance. The decision to arm some of the drones follows the deployment to Baghdad ...

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Britain one step closer to quitting Europe after vote on Jean-Claude Juncker

Battleground: British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the media after the vote. Photo: AP Britain moved a step closer to leaving the European Union on Friday after David Cameron declared “war” on Brussels over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker. Keeping Britain in the EU “has got harder”, Mr Cameron said, after he was outvoted by 26 to two in his ...

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