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Veteran diplomat de Mistura tapped as U.N.'s Syria envoy

Staffan de Mistura -- who has been the United Nations' top emissary in Iraq, Afghanistan and other once-volatile locales -- is moving on to Syria, in the hope of turning the tide after years of war there.

4 journalists sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

Four journalists and an executive from a Myanmar magazine have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on charges of violating state secrets by claiming the military was making chemical weapons.

Israel: Rocket fired from Lebanon

Israel was attacked from a second front, but it is unlikely that a rocket fired from Lebanon signifies the widening of a crisis that has left at least 100 dead in Gaza.

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official

The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Bull-running expert gets gored

Expert on how to survive the running of the bulls gets gored. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that's no bull.

Indonesian presidential candidate declares victory

Hours after voting ended in Indonesia's presidential race, candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo proclaimed victory while his rival Prabowo Subianto urged patience as the official vote count proceeded.

Gumen attack mine-removal team in Afghanistan

Six members of mine-removal team were killed and three others were abducted following an ambush by gunmen in western Afghanistan on Thursday, a police official said.

I survived Ebola, but villagers shunned me

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground, with the WHO reporting 844 cases including 518 deaths since the epidemic began in March.

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