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Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference....
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism....
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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."...
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700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks
GENEVA (AP) -- This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same number as died during all of last year....
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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom....
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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance....
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Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones....
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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane
BEIJING (AP) -- Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going....
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Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq....
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6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5....
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