Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally President Bashar Assad.
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Man in yellow shirt is focus of Bangkok bombing probe

...a special National Reform Council. If it passes, it is supposed to go to a public referendum around January.The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok advised U.S. citizens to avoid the shrine's area. The Hong Kong government raised its travel alert...
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Bangkok bombing at busy shrine kills 18 their graduating class in the military academy, seek the most important posts to consolidate their power.The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok issued an emergency message for U.S. citizens, advising them to avoid the shrine's area.In Washington...
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Haiti's election economy in full swing

...some people are essentially getting paid to vote or getting paid to support candidates."In a Monday statement, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti said that the United States, which has contributed some $30 million to help organize the Caribbean country's...
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Drilling sickens people, ruins crops in Thailand

...have to do it. We follow orders."In late April, the group Stop Fracking Thailand staged a protest outside the U.S. Embassy demanding that American oil companies leave Thailand. In response, APICO representatives denied the use of fracking...
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Violence in Turkey leaves at least 9 dead

...carried out assassinations and bombings since the 1970s. It claimed responsibility for a 2013 suicide attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, which killed a Turkish security guard. The DHKP-C and the PKK both have Marxist origins and have cooperated...
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Taliban confirm death, choose successor

...cross-border attacks from its base in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, including a 19-hour siege at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it was postponing the peace talks due to the...
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Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

...would make a reciprocal visit to Cuba to dedicate the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Aug. 14. He spoke of a need to move...meanwhile, a carnival atmosphere reigned around the new U.S. Embassy overlooking Havana's Malecon seaside promenade...
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Iran accord: 'New chapter' or a 'historic mistake'?

VIENNA - Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran's nuclear efforts short of building a bomb.
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Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...foes.For President Barack Obama, the opening of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Havana is one of the most tangible...satisfied with the level of access Cubans will have to the U.S. Embassy and the level of restrictions placed on U.S. diplomats...
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