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Libya's government resigns to allow parliament to form new cabinet
BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his cabinet resigned on Thursday to pave the way to forming a new government after parliamentary elections in June, a government statement said. The North African oil producer is at risk of splitting or even sliding into civil war after rival groups set up an alternative parliament this week. The competing parliaments and fighting among former rebels who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 have created uncertainty and chaos in

Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a five-month-old separatist war.



Israel police find body of missing U.S. student
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive.

Canadian accused of dismembering Chinese student set for trial
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian man accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal in 2012 requested the identity of his family remain secret ahead of what is expected to be one of the most grisly and sensational murder trials in Canadian history.



Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas
GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

Rob Ford resurgent in Toronto mayor race; but new claims emerge
TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gained ground on challengers heading into an election this fall, according to a poll released on Thursday, but the boost was coupled with fresh claims about inappropriate behavior.