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A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.
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3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
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Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.
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Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
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Radcliffe Repays Soccer Team For Taxi Fare

The Dublin soccer team tweeted a photo of the cash and a note from actor Daniel Radcliffe, that read, "I couldn't live with myself if I didn't honor my word and pay you back."
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Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Waves For Miles

A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.
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Presidential Rivals In Afghanistan End Dispute

A power-sharing deal announced over the weekend ends the long dispute over who will lead Afghanistan. Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's next president.
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3-Day Ebola Lockdown Ends In Sierra Leone

People are allowed out of their homes and may return to work. The country-wide shutdown was an attempt to spread public health messages about Ebola and to potentially identify new patients.
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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

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