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-- TOP STORIES --
+ CIA, FBI flagged Boston bomb suspect before attacks
+ S. Korea offers North talks, warns against refusing
+ Foreign firms rapped over deadly Bangladesh collapse
Both the CIA and the FBI flagged the deceased Boston bombing suspect over possible terror ties, but he slipped through the fingers of investigators, officials say.
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South Korea formally offers North Korea talks on suspended operations at their joint Kaesong industrial zone, and hints it might pull out entirely if Pyongyang declines.
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Rescuers mount a desperate search for survivors crying for help from the rubble of a collapsed factory in Bangladesh, as the death toll rises to 159 and criticism mounts of foreign firms that source cheap clothes from the country.
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-- MIDDLE EAST --
Two days of violence in Iraq leave 125 people dead, 99 of them in clashes and attacks involving security forces, protesters and their supporters, officials say.
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-- AMERICAS --
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, refusing to concede defeat, accused Nicolas Maduro's government of stealing the country's recent presidential elections.
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Growing speculation that the Syrian regime is using chemical weapons is turning up the heat on President Barack Obama, who has warned such a move would be a game changer.
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George W. Bush says he will be long gone when posterity delivers a final verdict on his tumultuous presidency but he will give history a shove when he opens his presidential library in Texas.
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A hijacked Associated Press Twitter account that rattled markets with false word of an attack on the White House puts the security of social media in the crosshairs.
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-- EUROPE --
The head of a big publishing group and a photographer are charged over the publication of intimate photos of Prince William's wife Catherine sunbathing that sparked a global furore.
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Italian moderate leftist Enrico Letta begins complex talks on forming a new coalition government aimed at tackling what the prime minister-designate called a social "emergency".
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-- ASIA --
India's foreign minister announces a visit Beijing after a spat over an alleged incursion by Chinese troops along their disputed border, saying it is both countries' mutual interest not to "destroy" long-term progress in ties.
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Blame for the catalogue of tragedies in Bangladesh's garment industry must be shared between ruthless factory bosses, a negligent government and Western retailers who place cost above safety issues, activists say.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Southeast Asian leaders are set to wrap up a summit dominated by efforts to defuse tensions over the South China Sea and deepen economic links throughout the region.
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For Japan's neighbours the leafy Yasukuni shrine is a brutal reminder of Tokyo's imperialist past and wartime aggression, but for many ordinary Japanese it is merely a place to worship ancestors who died fighting for the country.
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-- AFRICA --
The UN Security Council is set to adopt a resolution creating a peacekeeping mission in Mali, to take over from African Union and French forces in the conflict-torn north.
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For 33 years Robert Mugabe has bestrode Zimbabwean politics, ruling as a virtual government of one. But as his final election nears there are signs the strongman's power is waning.
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