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U.S. Airstrikes begin over Syria video U.S. Airstrikes begin over Syria

The U.S. and several Arab allies began a campaign…

Syrians flee IS group into Turkey video Syrians flee IS group into Turkey

Around 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey…

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu forgives mass murderer
Archbishop Desmond Tutu forgives mass murderer

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a key figure in South Africa's post-apartheid reconciliation, urged Norwegians on Monday to forgive…

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials…

Islamic state offensive poses problems for Turkey
Islamic state offensive poses problems for Turkey

Fierce fighting between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle…

New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women
New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government…

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French court extends adoption rights to lesbians

PARIS (AP) France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through…

Poll: German anti-euro party support at 10 percent

BERLIN (AP) A poll shows support hitting 10 percent for a new German party, which combines an anti-euro stance with a wider…

Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

BERLIN (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and…

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat

NEW DELHI (AP) A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's…

Details of mission against militants in Syria

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Some…

Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging…

Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State John Kerry told senators last week that a "right of hot pursuit" could provide a basis…

Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

NEW YORK (AP) For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria…

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe…

Eurozone survey signals waning growth

LONDON (AP) Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed…

UN says there's unprecedented demand for food aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The World Food Program's top official said it's unprecedented that the U.N. aid agency finds itself…

PKK leader: Kurds should mobilize against IS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) The imprisoned leader of a Kurdish rebel group fighting Turkey has called for a mass mobilization of…

Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis

NEW YORK (AP) Russia's U.N. ambassador said he expects this week's gathering of world leaders to be difficult, but asserted…

Man stabs 5 people in northeastern Spanish city

MADRID (AP) Some 100 police officers are searching for a man who stabbed five people in the space of an hour in broad daylight…

Philips to separate lighting arm into new company

AMSTERDAM (AP) Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a…

Rights group: Nepal conflict-era rapes unpunished

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Both government troops and communist guerrillas raped women during Nepal's decadelong insurgency but…

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India

GAUHATI, India (AP) Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's…

Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that…

Israeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights.

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

JERUSALEM (AP) The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights…

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NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars
NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars

Nasa's MAVEN spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from…

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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the…

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