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Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.
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Black Box Located At Crash Site Of German Plane, French Official Says

The 150 people on board Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 are feared dead. The plane left Barcelona, Spain, this morning en route to Duesseldorf, Germany, and crashed in the French Alps.
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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.
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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.
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Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

Ashraf Ghani will be at the White House on Tuesday as his country tries to forge a new relationship with Washington. On Monday, Ghani thanked Americans for the U.S. investment in Afghanistan.
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500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

During Chinese New Year celebrations, hundreds of millions of people head home from coastal cities to the countryside. Among them, two guys who hitched a ride home to attend their weddings.
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March Deadline Approaches For Iran Nuclear Talks Deal

Negotiators from Europe, Russia, China, the U.S. and Iran will be in Lausanne, Switzerland, later this week. They've said the end of March is a make or break deadline to get something accomplished.
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Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

The administration is taking a tough tone with the Israeli prime minister. Obama's chief of staff spoke to a liberal pro-Israel advocacy group, insisting on the importance of a Palestinian state.
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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.
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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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