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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
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World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions....
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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
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Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
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Turkey considers military role against ISIL
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement....
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Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters....
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India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers....
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming. Binding commitments and action are to come....
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Poor supports Brazil's president in re-election
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians - but it's also never been better....
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Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life....
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