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Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) -- A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group....

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy....

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month....

First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare
STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) -- As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud....

2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
HAVANA (AP) -- At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system....

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty....

After Israeli elections, US Zionists cast votes of their own
NEW YORK (AP) -- Call it the other Israel election....

Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said....

Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said....

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers....

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Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

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Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy

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Middle East
Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites


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