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    Sweden ends hunt for suspected ‘foreign underwater’ craft

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    Political pressure putting the squeeze on Russian art

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    China bars AIDS activist from attending U.N. conference

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    Canadian lawmakers vow to hold on to country’s openness

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    Canadian gunman had plans to travel to Syria, police say

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    U.S., South Korea abandon timeline for military transfer

    The allied nations instead set conditions for shifting wartime control of troops to South Korea.

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    China launches spacecraft to orbit moon

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    U.S.: Turkey eyeing larger role against Islamic State

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