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US seeks to ease concerns over spying claims

The US State Department said on Monday that it does not want reports of widespread NSA surveillance of French citizens' communications to adversely affect relations between the two countries. Oct 21, 2013
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Female suicide bomber kills six on bus in Russia

A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus packed with students in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and raising security fears less than four months before the Winter Olympic Games. Oct 21, 2013
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Two years after Kadhafi's death, militias haunt Libya

Two years after the killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, a chaotic Libya is haunted by the spectre of civil war, with heavily armed former rebels transformed into unruly militias. In Tripoli, Libyans express frustration at the lack of progress. Oct 21, 2013
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Campaigning ramps up for Madagascar presidential polls

Madagascar will hold the first round of a divisive presidential election on Friday October 25. The polls will aim to end the political crisis that has continued since March 2009 when President Marc Ravalomanana was ousted in a coup. Oct 21, 2013
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The toad that turned into a nice little earner

Once upon a time a poisonous cane toad lived in the South Sea Islands, unloved and unwanted. Then one day a Polish fairy waved her wand and the plain old cane toad turned into a precious fashion accessory... Oct 21, 2013