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Afghanistan opium production hits new high as foreign troops pack up Opium output in Afghanistan, the world's largest producer, is forecast this year to be 17 percent higher than in 2013, possibly because security personnel were pulled off opium crop eradication duty.
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Military 'near misses' rise dramatically between Russia and NATO: report The European Leadership Network chronicled some 40 incidents over the past eight months, saying that Russian forces 'seem to have been authorized to act in a much more aggressive way.'
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Israel bolsters security at Jerusalem holy site ahead of Friday prayers Worshipers under 35 were barred from the Al Aqsa shrine in Jerusalem on Friday as the Israeli government tried to tamp down anger among both Palestinians and Jordanian officials over access to the site.
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Pakistan PM vows justice after mobs kills Christian couple over 'blasphemy' A young Christian couple was accused of having desecrated a Quran on Tuesday and brutally murdered by a village crowd. Pakistan leader Nawaz Sharif vowed the attackers would be punished.
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Amnesty calls Israeli airstrikes on homes in Gaza 'war crimes' Israel's foreign ministry rejected the allegations and questioned why Hamas wasn't accused of terrorism. The report was published on the day of another apparent terror attack along Jerusalem's rail line.
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Top UK spy: Twitter, Facebook are jihadi 'command and control networks' Robert Hannigan called on US Internet giants to do more to help fight the militants using their networks to recruit new members abroad. The companies' cooperation has dropped off since Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks became public.
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Pro-Russian rebel leaders declared winners in eastern Ukraine elections Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky won sizable majorities in Donetsk and Luhansk in controversial elections Sunday. Kiev and the West denounced the results, having called the votes illegitimate from the start.
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Death toll from Islamic State massacre of Sunni tribe in Anbar surges The brutality of the Islamic State, which it's relying on to terrify Iraqi Sunnis into submission, continued with the recent murder of 322 captives, Iraqi officials say.
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Jerusalem holy site reopens as tensions churn Israel reopened access to the Al Aqsa Mosque to Palestinian women and men over 50 years old for Friday prayers, but security forces are on alert after Fatah and Hamas called for 'a day of rage.'
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Tensions flare as Israeli police kill suspect in Temple Mount shooting Police said the Palestinian man attempted to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a controversial rabbi who advocates for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, a holy site for both Muslims and Jews.
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