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Mexican soldiers have captured Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the country's most wanted men and a suspected drug cartel kingpin who had a bounty of more than $7 million on his head, prosecutors said.

He had taken over the Beltran Leyva cartel in recent years after his brothers' deaths or…

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Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.

Fighting for the airport has raged for months as the insurgents have tried to dislodge the…

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The World Bank has awarded bonuses to at least four senior officials as it pursues a cost-cutting restructuring, raising concerns among staff, several sources told AFP on Wednesday.

A key figure involved in the anti-poverty lender's makeover, chief financial officer Bertrand Badre, received a $94,000 bonus for fiscal year 2014,…

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Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters massed to block entry to the offices of their city's embattled leader early Thursday in an attempt to force a dialogue, as calls for his resignation grew louder.

More than 3,000 protesters gathered outside Leung Chun-ying's office in the early hours, chanting for the…

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At least 41 Syrian children aged under 12 were killed Wednesday in a double bombing by a lone assailant at a school in the government-controlled city of Homs, a monitor said.

They were among 48 people who died in the attacks in the Akrameh neighborhood, the Syrian Observatory for Human…

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U.S. anger at new Israeli settlements and Israel's skepticism over American nuclear diplomacy with Iran stirred new discord Wednesday between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they met for White House talks.

Several hours after Netanyahu emerged from the White House after 90 minutes, the White House…

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Washington will have to stand by Afghanistan for years, training and funding its army until Kabul can sign a peace deal with the Taliban, or it will follow Iraq in sliding into chaos, experts warn.

"Iraq shows the big security and political price you can pay down the road for…

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Opening night of the baseball playoffs provided some great theater, assuming you could stay awake long enough to watch.

That the 12th-inning win by Kansas City over Oakland took nearly five hours to play highlights a problem baseball still has to address. Still, the return to small ball in a…

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Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst.

All but one of the top 10 countries are in Western Europe, North America and Australasia, with Japan the exception at ninth place, according…

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