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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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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, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city....
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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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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 break into Burkina Faso parliament
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Protesters surged passed police lines Thursday and broke into Burkina Faso's parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year....
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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor....
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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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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said Thursday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud....
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Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into rival Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev....
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Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar has freed more than a thousand political prisoners since former military rulers handed over power three years ago, a move that has smoothed the former pariah state's international rehabilitation. Now the government says the job is done. Human-rights activists and the U.S. say, not so fast....
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