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NY Times World News

Part of the Berlin Wall Comes Down, Again


Five segments of the concrete border that once divided Berlin have been on display at East 53rd Street in Manhattan since 1990. They have been removed for restoration and repair.






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Peace Negotiators Agree on a Buffer Zone in Eastern Ukraine


The deal provides for withdrawal of heavy weapons and foreign fighters from the area.






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World Briefing: Yemen: Clashes Unsettle the Capital


Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen clashed in Sana, the capital, for a second day on Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people.






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World Briefing: Russia: Investigative Agency Says Tycoon Remains Under House Arrest


A Russian billionaire’s company claimed that the tycoon had been freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was rejected minutes later by the nation’s top criminal investigation agency.






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Reuters World News

French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.






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Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is investigating a June shootout between the army and alleged gang members that killed 22 of the suspects, the attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday.
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Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.






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North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.
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