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Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

CAIRO - Egyptian police on Thursday detained Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, extending a sweeping crackdown on political dissent.

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Obama announces action on sweeping U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.

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U.S. seeks ways to stop Americans from becoming 'foreign fighters'

- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has set up a task force to identify ways to prevent Americans from traveling abroad to become "foreign fighters," a problem that the government has said is one of the nation's top security concerns.

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U.S. releases five Guantanamo detainees to Georgia, Slovakia

WASHINGTON - The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday.

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Molotov cocktails, clashes as Mexico City braces for massacre protests

MEXICO CITY - Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City's airport on Thursday as thousands prepared to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.

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Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs

SYDNEY - Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and fears a new danger is about to rumble over the horizon - would-be militants hooking up with biker gangs.

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