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2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

VERONA, Italy -- It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions in nearby Spain loom large over the debate.

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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing.

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Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubl

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2 missing women in Lapu found dead in Leyte

THE two women who were missing after collecting shellfish in Buaya Village, Lapu-Lapu City last Sunday were found dead in Leyte Saturday morning, October 21.

The victims were Helen Gingco, 25 and Jenny Rose Tormon, 29.

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