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Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy - her husband....
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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control....
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S. Korea detains US man in waters near border
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday....
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Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier....
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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."...
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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists....
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Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom....
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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction
SAO PAULO (AP) -- More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba....
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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels....
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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners
PARIS (AP) -- About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday....
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