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UN urges Syrian government to attend Geneva talks

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Geneva, Nov 28 (AP) - The U.N.'s top envoy for Syria said Monday he hopes and expects the Syrian government will show up for "serious talks" with the opposition this week in Geneva, despite reluctance by Damascus officials to commit to the international body's negotiations process.
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Mexico Treasury Secretary announces presidential bid

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Mexico City, Nov 28 (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jose Antonio Meade declared Monday his intention to be the presidential candidate of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, the first time a non-PRI member has sought to run on the party's ticket.
Meade resigned from his Cabinet post...
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American actress Meghan Markle to be a new kind of royal

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London, Nov 28 (AP) - She is an entertainment figure in her own right, and an outspoken woman comfortable talking about her background and her passions. American actress Meghan Markle will be a new type of royal when she weds Prince Harry in the spring.
In some ways, Markle - a mixed-race...
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Challenger holds surprise lead in Honduras presidential vote

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The main challenger to Honduras' president held an unexpected lead Monday in early election returns, but the release of updated results essentially ground to a halt and both sides claimed victory while rallying supporters to the streets.
The country's electoral court reported in the evening that...
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Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for a 2nd day

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Karangasem, Nov 28 (AP) - A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate.
Mount Agung has been hurling clouds...
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