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Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters....
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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
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India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers....
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Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
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Turkey considers military role against ISIL
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement....
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution....
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Poor supports Brazil's president in re-election
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians - but it's also never been better....
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Mars missions: Successes and failures
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved....
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Yemeni Shiite rebel leader vows to fight al-Qaida
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The leader of Shiite rebels who swept through Yemen's capital vowed on Tuesday to go after al-Qaida's branch in the country, a show of the group's strength and confidence as it ignored calls by the government for its fighters to leave the city....
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