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UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said....
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Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main players and without any ground troops - in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast....
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Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
LONDON (AP) -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn....
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Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group....
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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor....
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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people....
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Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions....
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Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts....
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Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party....
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Scottish independence could mean messy divorce
LONDON (AP) -- How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline....
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