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Eusebio Dead: Soccer Legend Dies At 71

Getty LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died aged 71, his longtime club Benfica said. He died Sunday, the club announced on its website, without providing further details. Eusebio died at ...

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New York set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

New York: New York could soon join a growing group of American states that allow limited use of marijuana, with Governor Andrew Cuomo planning to announce an executive action that would grant access to the drug for those with serious illnesses, a media report said. The drug, however, will not be as easily available as it is in states like ...

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Bangladesh Votes in Polls Hit by Opposition Boycott and Violence

By Serajul Quadir & Nandita Bose on 5:26 pm January 5, 2014. Category International Tags: Bangladesh A Bangladeshi army soldier stands guard in front of a polling station as armed forces were deployed to maintain the law and order during the tenth Bangladeshi national elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 5, 2014. (EPA Photo) Voters in Bangladesh cast ballots in ...

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John Kerry Says Saudi King Abdullah Backs Israeli-Palestinian Push

By Arshad Mohammed RIYADH, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Saudi King Abdullah offered his “enthusiastic support” to U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. The U.S. diplomat made the comment after some two hours and 40 minutes of talks with the Arab monarch, who in 2002 floated a plan to try to ...

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Fallujah falls to Al Qaeda militants; 55 killed

FALLUJAH (Iraq): Iraq has lost Fallujah to Al Qaeda-linked fighters, a senior security official said on Saturday, putting militants back in control of the city in Anbar province where American forces repeatedly battled insurgents. But security forces have struck fighters from Al Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in two other areas of Anbar, killing ...

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Mali, Niger evacuate citizens from Central African Republic

Reuters January 4, 2014 – 18:54 By Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI (Reuters) – African countries have started evacuating their citizens from the Central African Republic in recent days amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions and inter-religious violence. A Muslim group, the Seleka, set off a wave of killing and looting in the majority Christian nation after seizing power in March, prompting reprisal attacks ...

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Afghanistan’s Worsening, and Baffling, Hunger Crisis

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — In the Bost Hospital here, a teenage mother named Bibi Sherina sits on a bed in the severe acute malnutrition ward with her two children. Ahmed, at just 3 months old, looks bigger than his emaciated brother Mohammad, who is a year and a half and weighs 10 pounds. Multimedia Slide Show Afghanistan’s Child Hunger Crisis ...

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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74

Tributes poured in soon after word of Everly’s death surfaced. Singer Phil Everly of the famed Everly Brothers died Friday, his widew told The Los Angeles. He was 74. Everly passed away in the Californian city of Burbank due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Patti Everly told the newspaper. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting her husband’s ...

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U.S. Is Facing Hard Choices in South Sudan

WASHINGTON — South Sudan is in many ways an American creation, carved out of war-torn Sudan in a referendum largely orchestrated by the United States, its fragile institutions nurtured with billions of dollars in American aid. But a murky, vicious conflict there has left the Obama administration scrambling to prevent the unraveling of a major American achievement in Africa. Multimedia ...

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