Afghanistan

Afghanistan and US sign security deal; Hong Kong stock market falls in reaction to protests; South Korea proposes 500 percent import tariff on rice to protect local farmers; 12 killed in Ukraine despite ceasefire; Iran 'most dangerous country in world', says Netanyahu; and more 

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Afghanistan and United States Sign Security Deal

US House of Representatives agrees to arm Syrian opposition; China lowers borrowing costs; 15 arrested in Australian anti-terror raids; journalist killed in Afghanistan; Scotland votes; and more

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House Approves Arming Moderate Syrian Opposition

Afghanistan to audit all votes cast in presdiential election; Shinzo Abe calls for Japan-China summit; Thailand to repatriate 100,000 Burmese refugees who have been living in Thai camps for two decades; Egypt suggests initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict; Russia and Argentina sign nuclear cooperation deal; and more 

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Kerry Deal Breaks Afghan Electoral Impasse

Abdullah Abdullah claims victory in Afghanistan; US-China meeting aims to stabilise rocky relations; Indonesia heads to the polls; Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims, condemns pedophile priests; Nicaragua unveils plans for canal to link Pacific and Atlantic; and more 

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Potential Unrest Looms Over Afghan Vote

Crimea declares independence from Ukraine; missing Malayasia Airlines flight strains international co-operation; China rejects UN report accusing North Korea of crimes against humanity; Russian arms exports surge; as US withdraws from Afghanistan, Pakistan eyes unwanted military equipment; and more 

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Crimea Moves Toward Union With Russia as EU Prepares Sanctions