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Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes....
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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region....
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Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....
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Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand....
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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world....
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Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters....
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Potential push for Obama to expand military effort
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined....
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Kurdish fighters head to Syria to fight militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have crossed from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants, as leaders of the ethnic group appealed for international assistance in their battle against the extremists....
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Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack....
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Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists....
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