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The Russian state news agency reported Monday that Russia and Ukraine reached a deal to settle a gas dispute.

A suicide car bomb attack killed five people including one American soldier on a heavily guarded road between a U.S. military base and the German Embassy in the Afghan capital Monday.

North Korea has hardened its stance on disarmament, claiming it has “weaponized” plutonium into warheads, but hopes for better ties with President Barack Obama, a U.S. researcher who visited the North said Monday.

Ugandan rebels in eastern Congo have ruthlessly killed at least 620 people in the past month, and vulnerable civilians in the region desperately need protection, human rights groups said Monday.

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