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France to provide air support in Iraq

France to provide air support in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — France says it's agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to support its fight against Islamic Stage fighters who've captu…

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AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' No. 2 leader says the Islamic militant group does not want another war with Israel but suggests more fight…

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Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of …

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown …

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Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China on Thursday that he…

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South African parliament hosts another ruckus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So…

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Chile arrests 3 suspects in subway bomb attack

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades.

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Scots decide whether to declare independence

Scots decide whether to declare independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an inde…

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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

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India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were pr…

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Belgium arrests Liberian ex-rebel commander

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has arrested a high-ranking member of the rebel movement that plunged Liberia into conflict more than two decades ago …

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Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State gro…

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Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's sou…

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Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school

Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international ch…

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Kerry, Afghan candidate discuss vote impasse

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A campaign manager for one of two presidential contenders in Afghanistan says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spe…

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Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday.

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Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's …

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Amnesty: Nigerian police routinely use torture

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amnesty International says Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with bea…

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Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, …

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Nigerian troops mark rare victory over extremists

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops celebrated victory against Islamic extremists in which scores of militants were killed near the stra…

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Australian police: Raids thwarted ISIL beheading plot

Australian police: Raids thwarted ISIL beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State gro…

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Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do …

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Scots decide whether to declare independence

Scots decide whether to declare independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an inde…

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APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a s…

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Vietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court sentenced four policemen on Thursday to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in a…

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IS group seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turki…

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Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might …

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British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

LONDON (AP) — British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extre…

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Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of…

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A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence

A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that ha…

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Yemen's Shiite rebels fighting in Sanaa suburb

Sanaa, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say Shiite rebels have reached a suburb of Yemen's capital where they are fighting Sunni militias and b…

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Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered more than $10 billion for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where …

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Int'l monitors endorse Fiji election as credible

Int'l monitors endorse Fiji election as credible

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties…

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UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front

UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front

CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — p…

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Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost e…

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Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In …

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Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

URUMQI, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including…

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Australian leader warns of planned random attack

Australian leader warns of planned random attack

SYDNEY (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning …

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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses…

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Bangladesh empowers parliament to impeach judges

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late Wednesday voted to…

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AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in…

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AP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides team

AP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides team

PACCHA, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited o…

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Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militant…

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Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the …

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Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the …

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Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electr…

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Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row

Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row

TOKYO (AP) — Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from…

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Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win

Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Paci…

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebe…

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