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    First US strike in expanded Iraq fight

    The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.

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    Watch scientists dissect a 770-pound squid

    It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

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    Ukraine parliament ratifies pact to deepen ties with EU

    Ukraine’s parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the issue that last year sparked massive protests and led to the ex-president’s ouster.

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    Chinese increasingly protest projects that threaten environment

    China is a country with gargantuan environmental problems, deep distrust of government and a population that is increasingly wired through mobile devices. Put that together and it’s no surprise that large street protests are breaking out against waste incinerators, chemical plants and other...

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    Military says mortar fired from Gaza hits Israel

    The Israeli military says a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last month.

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    Ditching the Queen a step too far for Scottish independence

    After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming James I of England. He only went back once.

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    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

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    New reality for Israelis on Golan Heights: Islamists control other side

    The green and white flag fluttering above a border checkpoint not far from the Ein Zivan kibbutz on a recent afternoon symbolized the new reality that has taken hold for Israelis who live on the Golan Heights: Islamist rebels now control areas of Syria on the very doorstep of Israeli-controlled ...

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    Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

    Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries.

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    700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe – the same number as died during all of last year.

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