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Six American troops killed in Afghanistan (Noon update)

Six Americans killed.

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on life support

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke in prison Tuesday, officials said, deepening the country’s uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him, with both candidates claiming to have won last weekend’s presidential election.

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Car bombs targeting Shiites kill 65 in Iraq

A wave of car bombs struck Shiite pilgrims in several cities across Iraq on Wednesday in one of the deadliest attacks since U.S. troops withdrew from the country.

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Supreme Court turns down new Guantanamo appeals

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a new look at the rights of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay.

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Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit

The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes

A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed Friday as it was landing in bad weather.

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US, NATO ready plan to hand off Afghanistan combat

This week's sessions are meant to stitch together U.S. and NATO agreements on the pace of U.S. and allied combat withdrawal next year.

North Korea launches long-range rocket

The rocket splintered shortly after launch.

Defying international concerns, North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, but it appears to have fallen into the sea, splintering moments after takeoff, South Korean and U.S. officials said.

Obama warns N. Korea, Iran their options are few

President Barack Obama warned North Korea and Iran on Monday that their options are few and their friends fewer.

46 killed in Iraq attacks ahead of Arab summit

Two of the attacks Tuesday hit right outside the Green Zone where the Arab summit will be held.

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Taliban vow revenge for Afghans killed on Sunday

The Taliban vowed revenge Monday for an "inhumane attack" in which an American soldier allegedly shot to death 16 civilians.

Rapid-fire attacks across Iraq kill 50 people

A series of attacks in Iraq territory killed at least 50 people on Thursday.

Iran loads own fuel rods into research reactor

Iran began loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor on Wednesday.

Carter Center gets $40M to eradicate Guinea worm

The Carter Center on Monday announced it received $40 million in donations.

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Divers suspend cruise liner search

Work was suspended Wednesday on the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after the wreckage shifted.

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