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Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll
According to opposition activists in Syria, more than 2,000 Syrians have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting -- and almost half of them were pro-government forces.
Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria
Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.
Teens: We were told to stay on sinking Korean ship
South Korean students who survived April's deadly ferry disaster say they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded.
UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.
Lloyds admits to rigging interest rates
Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay $400 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates.
Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default
Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into default this week.
UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela
A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform
An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.
Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France
The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.
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