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US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a fi…

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country pa…

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Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release

LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husba…

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Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates airline — the Middle East's largest carrier — has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's n…

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Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc says parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces to make…

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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the S…

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Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement

Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims signed an agree…

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EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said…

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Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks

CAIRO (AP) — Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital and the country's top religious body on Tuesday rejected U.N.-led talks…

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Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after …

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Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving fin…

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South Sudan factions agree on federal government

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan, me…

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EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.

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Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions has been brought into Israel from Gaza en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuar…

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Spain's Catalonia halts independence vote campaign

Spain's Catalonia halts independence vote campaign

MADRID (AP) — The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain's top court suspending its plans to hold an independe…

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Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's most populous state is tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private gu…

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Officials: Wave of attacks kills 19 across Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq has killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens.

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Survivors of Lampedusa shipwreck to meet pope

MILAN (AP) — Survivors of the Lampedusa shipwreck that killed 368 migrants, mostly Eritreans, will visit the island and meet with Pope Francis…

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UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or pu…

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Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as…

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