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Chatter: EU ends arms ban on Syrian rebels

The European Union says it will not renew a weapons embargo on Syrian rebels, a Chinese baby boy is rescued from a sewage pipe, and maple-scented money in Canada? Wishful thinking, Canucks.
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The European Union says it will not renew a weapons embargo on Syrian rebels, a Chinese baby boy is rescued from a sewage pipe, and maple-scented money in Canada? Wishful thinking, Canucks.
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Chatter: EU meets on lifting Syria arms embargo

France and the UK make a pitch for the easing of weapons sanctions on Syrian rebels, Chinese anger over graffiti at an ancient Egyptian temple, and Toronto's embattled mayor cracks on with a re-election campaign.
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France and the UK make a pitch for the easing of weapons sanctions on Syrian rebels, Chinese anger over graffiti at an ancient Egyptian temple, and Toronto's embattled mayor cracks on with a re-election campaign.
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Chatter: Obama pledges to curtail drones

Pakistan reacts to Obama's drone speech, a plane spewing smoke shuts Heathrow Airport, and a bridge collapse in Washington state tosses cars into the chilly Skagit River.
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Pakistan reacts to Obama's drone speech, a plane spewing smoke shuts Heathrow Airport, and a bridge collapse in Washington state tosses cars into the chilly Skagit River.
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Chatter: Machete terrorist attack in London

British-born Muslim converts hack to death a serving soldier; Obama to announce new restrictions on drones; and the oldest man ever summits Mt. Everest. He is, wait for it, 80.
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British-born Muslim converts hack to death a serving soldier in London; Obama to announce new restrictions on drones; and the oldest man ever summits Mt. Everest. He is, wait for it, 80.
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Chatter: North Korea sends envoy to China

What's Kim Jong Un's boy doing in Beijing? Also: security experts say internet warfare is all but imminent, and - gasp - garden gnomes have been allowed back at the Chelsea Flower Show. Just this once.
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What's Kim Jong Un's boy doing in Beijing? That's the question of the day. Also: security experts say internet warfare is all but imminent, and - gasp - garden gnomes have been allowed back at the Chelsea Flower Show. Just this once.
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Chatter: Mile-wide tornado rips through Oklahoma

Nearly 100 feared dead in Oklahoma; the US has started saying 'Myanmar' over 'Burma'; and pose with a toilet to get hitched in India.
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Nearly 100 feared dead in Oklahoma tornado; the US has started saying 'Myanmar' over 'Burma'; and now you have to pose with a toilet to get hitched in central India.
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Chatter: North Korea fires 6th missile in 3 days

Bluster on the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar's head of state makes the trek to Washington, and a Filipino kid has 41 names. They're all his.
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Stop me if you've heard this one, but North Korea is engaged in provocative militaristic behavior. Besides bluster on the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar's head of state makes the trek to Washington, and a Filipino kid has 41 names. They're all his.
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Chatter: Nigeria launches offensive against Boko Haram militants

Nigeria's army fights back against militant Islamists in the restive northeast, the IRS mess continues, and a new study that will make you think twice before you go jump in the pool.
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Nigeria's army fights back against militant Islamists in the restive northeast, the IRS mess continues, and a new study that will make you think twice before you go jump in the pool.
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Chatter: Suicide bomber strikes NATO convoy in Kabul

Foreign convoy targeted in first major attack on the Afghan capital in two months, study finds that malarial mosquitoes love smelly people, and the fascination with scrumptious sushi cats.
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Foreign convoy targeted in first major attack on the Afghan capital in two months, study finds that malarial mosquitoes love smelly people, and the fascination with scrumptious sushi cats.
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Chatter: Did Russia catch an American spy?

Spy scandal harkens back to the Cold War, Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for Cyclone Mahasen, and from extra charges on flavored vodka to penalties on beards, the world's weirdest, wackiest taxes.
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Spy scandal harkens back to the Cold War, Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for Cyclone Mahasen, and from extra charges on flavored vodka to penalties on beards, the world's weirdest, wackiest taxes.
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