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Lone-wolf plots across world are becoming bigger threats

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- After years of promoting jihad in online forums, Muadh Irshad was ready to take his fervor to the real world.


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Statement puts end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would remain into 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.


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News of the World reporters eavesdropped on voice messages of murdered 13-year-old

LONDON (AP) -- Rupert Murdoch's company said Friday it has agreed to pay 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) to the family of a murdered schoolgirl whose phone was hacked by the tabloid News of the World.


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Some hope killed Libyan leader left behind clues about Pan Am bombing

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Pan Am bombing say they're relieved that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is dead.


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Gilad Schalit heads home after more than five years in captivity

TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel (AP) -- Looking thin, weary and dazed, Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit emerged from more than five years in Hamas captivity on Tuesday, surrounded by Gaza militants with black face masks and green headbands who handed him over to Egyptian mediators in an exchange for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. After a medical examination, Israeli officials said Schalit showed signs of malnutrition.

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Rumblings may be precursor to eruption that would dwarf the 2010 incident that wreaked transportation havoc

VIK, Iceland (AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much more powerful Icelandic volcano - Katla - which could spew an ash cloud dwarfing the 2010 eruption that cost airlines $2 billion and drove home how vulnerable modern society is to the whims of nature.


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The worst floods in 50 years have submerged entire towns across country's central plains

BANGKOK (AP) -- Residents of Bangkok braced for possible weekend flooding as the runoff from high water that devastated parts of central Thailand flowed toward the low-lying metropolis, where many downtown buildings were fortified with walls of sandbags.


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UN official urges international community to take action in the country

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces opened fire Friday on protesters calling for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad, killing at least seven, activists said.


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Secretary of state urges rest of the world to condemn alleged scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response.


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Many lose jobs as US, British and French governments issue travel warnings

LAMU, Kenya (AP) -- During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they're leaving town early and canceling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two Europeans and killed another in only a month.


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