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Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Rescue workers and pro-Russian rebels carry the body of man who was killed during shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic...

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of...
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Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam’s holiest city Mecca

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 1954 file photo, Muslims visit the Kaaba, the Sacred House of Allah, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. As Muslims from around the world stream into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest...
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Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

Mainland China tourists walk past the luxury boutiques of Tsim Shai Tsui district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Despite the expansion of the pro-democracy protests to the luxury shopping district of Tsim Shai Tsui favored by mainland tourists, most mainlanders were more...
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Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons

Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard on the front line with the Islamic State group, as they patrol in Rabia, northwestern Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters on the front lines of battle say they have yet to receive the heavy weapons and training pledged by...
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Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

Dr. Mark Lester, front center, speaks during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas. Lester confirmed that a nurse asked an infected Ebola patience on his first visit to the hospital whether he had been in an area...
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Wacha in bullpen to start NL division series

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first...
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Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans

FILE – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter addresses the media during a baseball news conference, in this Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 file photo taken at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Jeter was one of the world’s most covered athletes in media during his...
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Charging documents: Phelps’ breath test was .14

FILE – In this April 18, 2005, file photo, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps speaks to a group of seniors at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md., as part of his sentence after pleading guilty to a DUI charge. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in...
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Quarterback dilemma for Vikings vs Packers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater talks to a trainer after getting injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...