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'Militia Attack' Kills 13 in Sudan's Darfur

Militia in Sudan's North Darfur state attacked a village and killed 13 people, a local source said on Saturday, adding to an upsurge of deadly violence in the area.

The attack on Friday targeted Sigili village, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of the state capital El Fasher, said the source, who cannot be further identified for security reasons.

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Suicide Bomber Kills Six in NW Pakistan

A suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan Saturday killed the head of a local peace committee, three of his guards and two others, police said.

The bomber struck as Fateh Khan, whose committee opposes Islamic militants, left a petrol station in the city of Buner -- 150 kilometers northeast of Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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One Dead as Train Crashes, Derails in Australia

One man died and about a dozen others were injured Saturday when a passenger train smashed into a truck and derailed in the southern Australian state of Victoria, authorities said.

The accident happened when the rear trailer of a truck attempting to drive across a level crossing in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South was struck by the passenger train, police investigators have been told.

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Romney, Obama Power into Final Weekend

President Barack Obama and Republican foe Mitt Romney Saturday power into a final weekend of campaigning before handing their fates to voters after a bitter, grueling White House race.

The rivals will chase one another through the battleground states that will decide Tuesday's election, with Obama seeking to solidify his midwestern line of defense, while Romney seeks an eleventh hour breakthrough.

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Cuba Accuses U.S. of Training Dissidents via Internet

Cuba accused the United States Friday of supplying opponents of the government with the technological means to access the Internet as part of an effort to "subvert the constitutional order."

The accusation, leveled in a foreign ministry statement, comes amid a simmering dispute over the jailing of American contractor Alan Gross three years ago for distributing laptops and electronic gear to members of the island's Jewish community.

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Mali Extremists Head to Burkina Faso, Algeria for Talks

One of the radical Islamist groups controlling northern Mali, Ansar Dine, on Friday sent delegations to Algeria and Burkina Faso to hold peace talks, a source close to the extremists said.

"Currently we have a delegation on its way to Ouagadougou and a second on its way to Algiers," an aide to Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly told Agence France Presse on condition of anonymity.

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Fear, Hunger Stalk Crowded Myanmar Camps

Crammed into squalid camps, thousands of people who fled communal violence in Myanmar face a deepening humanitarian crisis with critical shortages of food, water and medicine, aid workers say.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced since June in two major spasms of violence in western Rakhine State, where renewed clashes last month between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims uprooted about 30,000 people.

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British Man Guilty over U.S. Weapons Parts to Iran Plot

A British businessman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to attempting to smuggle a key component of the Hawk air defense missile to Iran, officials said.

Christopher Tappin, 66, faces 33 months in jail after reversing his not guilty plea at a federal court hearing in El Paso, Texas.

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Gunfire, Blaze Kill 18 in Van Attack at Pakistan Gas Station

At least 18 people were killed on Friday in a huge blaze that erupted after gunmen opened fire on a passenger van at a petrol stall in restive southwest Pakistan, officials said.

Senior local official Abdul Mansoor Kakar told Agence France Presse that four gunmen opened fire on the van with automatic rifles, igniting petrol drums by the roadside and triggering a massive inferno.

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Sandy's Wrath Lingers in Battered U.S. Northeast

A grim routine set in Friday as superstorm Sandy's U.S. victims struggled to adjust to gas lines, power outages and temporary housing while the death toll from the monster cyclone approached 100.

New York's famed subway lurched back to life with limited service Thursday, offering some relief from the storm-battered city's gridlock, but East Coast residents faced long lines at filling stations and lingering blackouts.

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