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  • Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida "elements" in Iran, police said.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 22, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Longshot campaign to unseat a polarizing conservative who has advocated racial profiling and, critics say, neglected sex crimes.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 22, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT
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  • Brazil's government is considering relaxing its most closely watched budget target for2013, a major policy shift that could unsettle financial markets but also allow for greater public investment and give the economy a boost, three officials told Reuters.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT
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  • In this April 27, 2012 file photo, supporters of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez gather for a rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Cristina Fernandez's legislative powerbrokers are proposing radical changes to the country's electoral laws that would allow both foreigners and 16-year-olds vote to determine who should run the country.

    Argentina is rethinking what it means to be a citizen, proposing radical changes that would have both foreigners and 16-year-olds vote to determine who should run the country.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT
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  • This undated photo provided by Mabel Andrade, the wife of former police officer Aliaksandr Barankov, from Belarus, shows Barankov in Minsk, Belarus. Belarus. Barankov, 30, faces an Ecuadorean judge's ruling as early as Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, on an extradition request from Belarus, where prosecutors accuse him of fraud and extortion.

    Less than a year ago, an Ecuadorean judge denied a request to extradite Aliaksandr Barankov to Belarus, the former Soviet bloc nation whose president has been nicknamed "Europe's last dictator."

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT
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