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Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said....
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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem....
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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps....
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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation....
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Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago....
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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear....
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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year....
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NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe....
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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said....
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Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city....
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