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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
OGAN, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria where tens of thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees have streamed into Turkey to escape the fighting with militants of 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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Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence for a world witnessing conflict in God's name....
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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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Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops....
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Bomb kills 3 near Egypt foreign ministry
CAIRO (AP) -- Security officials say a roadside bomb went off on a busy downtown Cairo street, killing two policemen and a passer-by near the foreign ministry....
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Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease....
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