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Chinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Sri Lanka, where he will help launch a new port city project funded by his government.

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Fatal police shooting in Utah fuels racial controversy

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Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

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US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

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US scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

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