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Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims
ROME (AP) -- Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit hometown of the hearty dish....

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege
DARAYA, Syria (AP) -- Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins....

UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterated its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire....

US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce
GENEVA (AP) -- The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands....

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead
TORONTO (AP) -- A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged Friday in a bloody crossbow attack that left three people dead in a middle-class Toronto suburb....

Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian government said Friday it will restore the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world....

The Latest: UN and Red Cross head to suburb being evacuated
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 281 in Italian earthquake
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):...

Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body's moral authority....

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Africa
Sierra Leone: Police officers detained over deadly protests

Asia
Philippines kills 11 Abu Sayyaf militants after beheading

Europe
US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

Latin America/Caribbean
Ecuadorian woman falls to death in Yellowstone canyon

Middle East
Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege


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