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Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing has become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

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Killing of Cecil the Lion triggers probe by U.S. agency

The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.

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Could Indian Ocean debris be from ill-fated MH370?

Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from the missing flight.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.

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U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.

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Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work

President Barack Obama told Kenya the U.S. is ready to work more closely in the battle against Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and discrimination.

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Immigration to U.S. from Mexico drops sharply

Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the U.S. - legally and illegally - has dropped sharply in recent years.

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Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning ‘fantasy,’ urges approval

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal.

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U.S., Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

Iran's government tried to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, but some Congressional leaders promise to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba

Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the U.S. should have diplomatic ties with Cuba.

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U.S. ‘disturbed’ by Iranian leader’s criticism after deal

Officials say they are disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries sought to calm opposition to the accord from hardliners at home.

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Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain and taxes soar

Greek banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, but strict limits on cash withdrawals and higher taxes on everything from coffee to diapers meant the economic outlook for the recession-battered country was far from back to normal.

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New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country's embassy in Washington. It's a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Turkey: Blast kills 28, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

A midday explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing 28 people and sending nearly 100 others to the hospital in what appears to be a suicide bombing.

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Obama: Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war

President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race.

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NATO plans biggest exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade, deploying 36,000 personnel to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank.

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U.N. likely to vote on Iran nuclear deal next week

The U.S. circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would endorse the Iran nuclear deal and end sanctions but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban.

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Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Kershaw (9-6) struck out seven, walked none and retired his last 15 batters while working on eight days' rest.

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NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

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The game got serious in the second half: Chris Paul's Team World rallied to beat Luol Deng's Team Africa 101-97.

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NFL: Early training camp injuries

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Training camp across the NFL began earlier in the week and a number of players suffered injuries.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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