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A car bomb exploded in the main square of a central Syrian village on Thursday and once people gathered to help the victims, a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives belt nearby, killing at least 10 people and wounding scores, state media and the regional governor said.
 
Zimbabweans formed long queues outside banks Thursday after the government slapped new limits on cash withdrawals and announced that "bond notes" at par with the U.S. dollar would be introduced.
 
Armenia's government gave the go-ahead on Thursday to legislation that calls for recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist region which is officially part of neighboring Azerbaijan.
 
Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.
 
Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government.
 
A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.
 
Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 30 years is to shut, its owners said Thursday, just over two months after it was launched promising to prove that print news can survive the internet age.
 
Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in presidential election
Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the opposition Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against ruling Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton -- a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.
 
EU court upholds new tobacco laws
The EU's top court on Wednesday ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.
 
Files show bid to tar Honduran activist Caceres
For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
 
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