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Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over last Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city…

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Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to the conflict that has badly strained the ties between Russia and the West.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin of…

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Spaniards and Latin American immigrants who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash divided among thousands of ticketholders.…

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North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. government expected to…

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Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said.

A car bomb at a bus station in Gombe city killed at least 20 people and injured 60, according to Red Cross official Abubakar Yakubu. Those killed were…

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A man tried to kill himself in the kitchen of a restaurant in the JR Takasaki Station building in Gunma Prefecture on Monday.

According to police, the man came into the restaurant at 11:45 a.m. NTV reported that he walked into the kitchen without saying a word, grabbed a knife…

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A plan by the Environment Ministry to start storing nuclear waster from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and surrounding areas in interim storage facilities in two Fukushima towns will not begin in January as scheduled.

Ministry officials said the government had not been able to secure the land due to…

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The president of Japan's leading liberal newspaper on Monday pledged to fundamentally transform the paper for the better after its coverage of women forced into sex work during World War II was sharply criticized in a report.

The Asahi Shimbun took years to withdraw incorrect articles on "comfort women", as…

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European aircraft maker Airbus Group NV is suing Skymark Airlines Inc in Britain, escalating a half-year spat over a canceled jet order and complicating the efforts of Japan's third-biggest carrier to rebuild its finances.

The world's second-largest planemaker "has filed a claim in the English court," said Tokyo-based Airbus spokeswoman…

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