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Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked "the concept of crippling sanctions" as he spoke Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.
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Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

The man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked. He was stopped by an airport employee, who was backed up by other law enforcement and security officers.
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Pakistani police kill 5 militants in counter-terrorism raid

Police launched a massive counter-terrorism crackdown after a suicide attack last week at a famous shrine killed 88 people and wounded hundreds.
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Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

Kim Jong Nam told medical workers at the airport that he had been sprayed in the face with a chemical. He grew dizzy, suffered a seizure and was dead within hours.
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Putin orders Russia to recognize passports issued by Ukrainian separatists

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed an executive order recognizing passports and other documents issued by Russian-backed separatists in southeast Ukraine, a controversial step that brings Moscow closer to de facto recognition of the breakaway republics.
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McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started."
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