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Thai police hunt two bombing suspects after weekend raids

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ArcelorMittal South Africa to close mills, review largest plant

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Scores injured in Ukraine parliament grenade attack

A Ukrainian national guardsman has been killed and over 120 wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas. Gavino Garay reports.

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