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Super typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines, at least three dead

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The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.
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Chemical weapons watchdog verifies previously inaccessible Syrian site

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Global chemical weapons watchdog inspectors using footage from sealed cameras have verified one of two remaining sites declared by Syria, the organization said on Thursday.
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Chaos in Libya brings trouble importing food

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Payments problems, chaos and corruption are hampering Libyan importers from making big deals to buy wheat, another setback as the country spins out of control two years after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled by rebels and NATO warplanes.
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U.N. nuclear chief plans to visit Iran next week

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U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano plans to visit Tehran on November 11, Iranian state television reported on Tuesday.
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Russia says Iran must be invited to Syria conference

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Russia said on Tuesday Iran must be invited to a proposed peace conference on Syria, reiterating its stance after the main Syrian opposition leader said his coalition would not attend if Iran took part.
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Militants attack Nigeria wedding convoy, kill 30: government

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Suspected Islamist militants fired on a convoy of people returning from a wedding party in northeastern Nigeria, killing 30 of them, including the groom, local government authorities said on Monday.
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Indonesia summons Australian ambassador over U.S.-led spying report

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Indonesia summoned Australia's ambassador on Friday to explain media reports his embassy in Jakarta was used to snoop on Southeast Asia's biggest country as part of a U.S.-led global spying network.
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Iraqi tribes say Lukoil project must fuel better life

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Sheikh Mansour Hamid al-Imara clutches his prayer beads and watches a huge new oil facility nearing completion across the road from his village, hoping that Russian operator Lukoil will offer his poor tribesmen a better way of life.
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Suicide bomber kills self in Tunisian resort, second arrested

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A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday in the Tunisian resort of Sousse without causing other casualties, and police seized a would-be suicide bomber at the tomb of former President Habib Bourguiba, security sources said.
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Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara

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Four Frenchmen held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday morning.
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U.S. NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month: report

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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) recently tracked over 60 million calls in Spain in the space of a month, a Spanish newspaper said on Monday, citing a document which it said formed part of papers obtained from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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