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Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off....
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Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists....
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Hong Kong protests promise political game change
HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares....
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Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country....
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Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns....
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Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia....
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Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said....
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Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus....
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Body of Zambian president arrives home
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata arrived on Saturday in Zambia from London, where the president died in a hospital after a long illness....
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South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday....
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