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AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East....
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Turkish security forces clash with Kurds
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group....
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UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group....
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Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....
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Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs....
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Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him....
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US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is applauding the power-sharing deal signed by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates....
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Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together peacefully....
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Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya is marking one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people....
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NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine....
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