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One Hurt as Blast Rocks Southern Swedish City

A young woman was "seriously injured" by an explosion in the city of Lund, southern Sweden, on Saturday, police said.

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Iran Inks Deal to Develop Gas Field in Tense Gulf

Two Iranian companies signed a $440 million agreement Saturday to develop a gas field in the sensitive Gulf, with the oil ministry saying it showed arch-foe the United States could not stop the country with sanctions.

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Militant Attacks Kill Four Soldiers in Pakistan

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in two different militant attacks in northwestern tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said Saturday.

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Malaysian opposition groups join forces to win Muslim votes

Two leading Malaysian opposition parties formed an alliance Saturday aiming to win major support from the country's Muslim majority and threaten the young reformist government. 

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Italy Allows Rescue Ship to Disembark Migrants in Lampedusa

Italy has agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants in the southern port of Lampedusa, the SOS Mediterranee charity which runs the vessel said Saturday.

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More than Ever, Mike Pompeo at Helm of Trump Foreign Policy

Speaking at the White House after John Bolton's surprise exit as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn't hide a smile of satisfaction.

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Taliban Visits Moscow Days after Trump Says Talks 'Dead'

A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan.

Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as saying the delegation had held consultations with Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin's envoy for Afghanistan. The visit was confirmed to the AP by a Taliban official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

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EU Citizens Uneasy at UK's Brexit 'Settlement Scheme'

After days attempting to apply online to remain in the UK after Brexit, EU citizen Bina Gayadien was faced with the same message: her information was "insufficient".

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Spain in Last-Chance Bid to Avoid Fresh Elections

Spain's Pedro Sanchez has just nine days left to resolve a political crisis that could drag the country to its fourth elections in as many years. Everything hinges on him securing support from the far-left Podemos.

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UN 'Regrets' Impact US Court Ruling Will Have on Asylum Seekers

The UN warned Friday that a US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump's administration to implement significant asylum restrictions could have dire implications on people in urgent need of protection.

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