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UN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudan

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United Nations, Mar 4 (AP) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands in the world's newest country.

The resolution drafted by the United States says an arms embargo is possible if the warring sides can't stick to a peace deal. Talks between the government and rebels continue this week in Ethiopia...
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Republicans back down in standoff over Homeland Security

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Washington, Mar 4 (AP) - The Republican-led House of Representatives backed down Tuesday in a dispute that could have led to a partial shutdown of the agency overseeing U.S. borders, handing a major victory to President Barack Obama.

Congress sent Obama a bill to fund the Homeland Security...
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Netanyahu warns US ‘bad deal’ would put Iran on nuclear path

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Washington, Mar 4 (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal...
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Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

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Jakarta, Mar 4 (AP) - Indonesia on Wednesday transferred two Australians early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.

The preparations at the execution site...
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IS plot suspect to be transferred to NY

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Jacksonville, Mar 4 (AP) - One of three men arrested in the U.S. on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. was ordered transferred from Florida to New York on Tuesday.

A federal judge in Jacksonville ordered Abror Habibov's transfer during a detention...
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