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    Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said Tuesday.

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    German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.

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    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.

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    Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with many parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

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    Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

    An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29...

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    Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."

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    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.

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    UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe because it means ...

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    EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

    The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.

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    Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN

    The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.

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