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BEIRUT – Syrian rebels said they had overrun a major military checkpoint in Deraa and hoped it would allow them to capture the southern city, the cradle of their 27-month-old uprising.

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey – Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded 10 when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish party lawmaker said.

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BRUSSELS – Serbia won the green light to start negotiations by January on joining the European Union, capping a remarkable transformation in the prospects of the biggest former Yugoslav republic since the 1990s wars.

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VIENNA – Nuclear and radioactive materials are still going missing and the information the United Nations atomic agency receives about such incidents may be the tip of the iceberg, said a senior U.N. official.

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia – Iran will press ahead with its uranium enrichment programme, its nuclear energy chief said, signalling no immediate change of course despite the victory of a relative moderate in the June 14 presidential election.

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UNITED NATIONS – Military officers from Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are fueling violence in eastern Congo despite pledges by the countries to foster peace, according to a confidential U.N. experts’ report seen by Reuters.

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