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President Obama met US and Polish airmen on his arrival in Warsaw

Obama holds talks with Ukraine’s Poroshenko in Warsaw

US President Barack Obama is meeting Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, to discuss providing economic support. (104)
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Dangerous detention for six Americans in Honduras after weapons charges

(CNN) — Six Americans who were salvaging goods from the bottom of the sea off the coast of Honduras have sat in a jail there for over three weeks as officials have charged them with illegal weapons possession. (95)
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone confirms first deaths

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone confirms first deaths

(BBC) – Four people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the first confirmed cases in the country following an outbreak in Guinea, the health ministry has said. (84)
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Thai coup leader threatens crackdown if protests resume

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared [...]
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7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

In what authorities are calling “the work of a madman,” a gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave that left at least seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded. (64)
Boko Haram

UN Security Council approves sanctions against the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram

The UN Security Council has approved sanctions against the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, five weeks after it kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls. (455)
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Police chief, rabbi among 71 nabbed in child porn bust

NEW YORK — Two police officers, a rabbi, a registered nurse, a nanny and a Boy Scout den leader are among 70 men and one woman arrested on charges of trading child pornography in what federal officials say is one of the largest-ever roundups [...]
Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district

Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law

(Reuters) – Thailand’s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention [...]
Saudi Arabia shuts embassy in Libya

Saudi Arabia shuts embassy in Libya

(BBC) – Saudi Arabia closed its embassy in Tripoli on Monday over “security” concerns in Libya, its ambassador said. (87)
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Lao military plane carrying defense chief crashes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Lao air force plane carrying about 20 people, including the country’s defense minister and other senior officials, crashed on Saturday, Thailand’s Foreign Ministry said. (81)