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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony....
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Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said....
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Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force....
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In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business
LONDON (AP) -- Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts....
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Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) -- Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets....
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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves....
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Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95
BEIRUT (AP) -- The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years....
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Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance
YAZD, Iran (AP) -- More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic - until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes....
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Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
BEIRUT (AP) -- Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career....
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Palestinian president against Jewish state bill
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalize Israel's status as a Jewish state....
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