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  • An FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson
  • For years, the U.S. has publicly described Robert Levinson as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
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  • U.S. dairy exports are on pace to have a fourth consecutive record-setting year.
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  • Syrian refugees
  • The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now topped the 1 million mark, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, warning that Syria is heading toward a "full-scale disaster."
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  • people gather around destroyed buildings after airstrikes hit areas in Aleppo, Syria.
  • A large explosion struck the main university in the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties, activists and Syrian state TV said.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr
  • Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years.
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  • Israeli soldier on top a tank in position overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa
  • Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed clash with the region's strongest power.
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  • A local Muslim leader has condemned both the attacks in Libya as well as a movie which depicts the prophet Muhammad in a negative light.
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  • Yemeni protestors break a door of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islams Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen
  • Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.
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