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Colombian government, pressured, will negotiate with FARC

Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki anniversaries marked around the world

In Japan and around the world, tens of thousands are marking one of the worst atrocities in modern history, the only time atomic weapons were ever used against human populations. They are vowing to never let it happen again.

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Hungary arrest could result in answers to old questions

This case has importance far beyond the issue of one man's guilt or innocence.

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Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country

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Another Iraq? U.S. aids Saudis in Syria intervention

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.

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Iran rights group warns U.S. Congress: Don’t step up war drive

Peace and human rights organizations are urging the U.S. Congress not to pass a resolution which they say will increase the chances of war with Iran.

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Radical Islamists push agenda in Mali

The West African country of Mali continues to be a source of worry, as radical Islamist rebels try to consolidate their hold on the North.

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Billy Bragg and Maxine Peake: Jarama Valley/Brigadista

Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.

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The U.S. and the Afghan train wreck

The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.

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Ending the horrors of the Afghan war

Now in its eleventh year, the U.S.'s longest-ever war has been the scene of many horrendous crimes against innocent Afghan people.

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