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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say....
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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
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Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....
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Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday - battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said....
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Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....
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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest....
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36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide
TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said....
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Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany said Wednesday it is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq....
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Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum....
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British fighter appears to have role in beheading
LONDON (AP) -- The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday - a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies....
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