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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creat…

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Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protest…

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4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have…

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Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bar…

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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrou…

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Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took the…

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Stock markets subdued after weak economic data

Stock markets subdued after weak economic data

HONG KONG (AP) — European and Asian stock markets were subdued Friday after data showed Japan's economy is struggling to recover from a sales …

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Israel identifies body as missing American student

Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared…

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Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest ever budget to bolster it…

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US delivers military aid to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing thre…

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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrou…

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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damag…

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EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions

MILAN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing call…

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Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomabl…

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With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes …

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India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy an…

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Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on…

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US admiral urges China on South China Sea disputes

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of American forces in Asia and the Pacific says China should exercise its role as a regional leader and help resolve …

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German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that h…

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China military shows off newest helicopters, tanks

BEIJING (AP) — China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and mai…

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Libyan militia says it accepts UN call for truce

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist militia in control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, says it agrees with a U.N. call for a cease-fire in this No…

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Bahrain: No invitation to expelled US diplomat

Bahrain: No invitation to expelled US diplomat

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain has denied that it offered an invitation to a top U.S. diplomat who was earlier expelled after he met with a le…

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Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in t…

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Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong

Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the firs…

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that …

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Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine…

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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after disasters.

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44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria Friday while 75 Philip…

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Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on…

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North Korea yanks cheerleaders for Asian Games

North Korea yanks cheerleaders for Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it…

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Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers hunted Friday for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people.

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers s…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World …

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Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking.

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are tra…

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Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars ($333 …

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Asian tourists injured in Canada bus crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police say a bus carrying Asian tourists has rolled over on a mountain highway in British Columbia and doze…

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Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

TORONTO (AP) — It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukra…

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Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeated…

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UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine…

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Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of te…

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A brother seeks answers in 'The Look of Silence'

A brother seeks answers in 'The Look of Silence'

VENICE, Italy (AP) — What is it like to look into the eyes of the men who killed your brother and went unpunished?

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Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and prot…

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that wil…

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Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key internation…

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France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Is…

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many.

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Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil ri…

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