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Russia ties strained as Putin presidency looms

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Iraqi leader under Saddam Hussein to be executed

Tariq Aziz, who served as Iraq's top diplomat under Saddam Hussein, will be executed next year.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns Congress of the dire implications of deeper defense cuts.

The number of U.S. ground forces would drop to levels not seen since 1940 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in warning Congress of the dire implications of deeper defense cuts.

Two-week old premature baby pulled from earthquake rubble alive

A small baby was rescued alive from the rubble Tuesday in eastern Turkey, two days after a devastating earthquake toppled buildings in the region.

Number of earthquake victims continues to rise in Turkey

While there are conflicting reports of deaths from Sunday's earthquake in Turkey, it is apparent that the number continues to rise.

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Earthquake in Turkey kills 138

The death toll continues to rise after a 7.2-magnitude rattles Turkey on Sunday, collapsing buildings and trapping residents.

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Libyan Prime Minister says Gadhafi has been killed

Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.

Prominent US-born al-Qaida cleric killed in Yemen

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric has been killed in the mountains of Yemen.

American hikers freed from prison in Iran

American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were freed from prison in Iran on Wednesday.

U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirms an attack by insurgents

US Embassy says no staff injured in Kabul attack.

Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

Just days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials were chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington.

No troop deaths in Iraq for August

BAGHDAD — August marked the first month since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq that no American forces have died, according to an Associated Press tally.

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Tripoli falls to Libyan rebels

Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli Sunday and met little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 42-year rule rapidly crumbled.

Magnitude 6.6-quake jolts Japan coast

Fires burned in northeastern Japan Monday evening after a powerful earthquake rattled the region.

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One-man show at the Tour de France

With little to no chance of being caught today on the final leg of the Tour de France, Alberto Contador will win his third title in the last four years.

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