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Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria....
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Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning - the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau....
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WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine....
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AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan
NEW YORK (AP) -- Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim....
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Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week....
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Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech....
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Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- With home-grown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try....
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Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan....
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Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week....
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France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister says his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage....
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