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Ukraine Promises To Crush Insurgency; Chechnya Denies Sending Troops

Chechnya's leader says the country hasn't sent fighters to join rebels in eastern Ukraine, denying a charge that gained substance when Chechens were reportedly found after recent fighting.
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Expired Food Seized At Some World Cup Hotels

Inspectors making rounds at hotels in Brazil where the English and Italian soccer teams plan to stay say they seized dozens of pounds of butter, salmon, shrimp and ham — all past the expiration date.
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Malaysia Makes Public Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

The release came in response to pressure from families, who have been mistrustful of the official investigation. What do the documents show, and where are they in the search for the missing plane?
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Being A TV Anchor In Pakistan Is Fraught With Danger

Pakistan's No. 1 TV anchor Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. He was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency,
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Battle For Donetsk's Airport Claims Many Lives

Ukrainian troops have retaken the Donetsk airport after heavy fighting with rebels. Ukrainian officials claim Russia is behind much of the violence.
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U.S. Plans To Leave Residual Force Of Nearly 10,000 In Afghanistan

President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.
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U.N. Peacekeepers In South Sudan Told To Protect Civilians

The Security Council has voted to change the United Nation's role in South Sudan from nation building to civilian protection. Thousands of civilians have been killed in months of ethnic fighting.
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After Private Pilots Complain, Customs Rethinks Intercept Policy

A crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on drug smugglers is causing trouble for private pilots. Pilots say they are sometimes enduring hours of questioning by police searching for drugs.
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In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins

As Myanmar has opened up its political system, it has unleashed long suppressed tensions. The Rohingya Muslims have been hard hit, with many driven from their homes and now confined to camps.
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State Department Issues Warning For Americans To Leave Libya

The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.

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