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Global stocks track US higher; dollar marches on

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after a surge in new home sales in the U.S. bolstered sentiment. But gains were limited by worries about Europe’s stagnant...

North Korea leader not at rubber-stamp parliament

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wasn’t in his customary seat as the country convened its rubber-stamp parliament. Seoul officials said the absence from Thursday’s meeting appeared to be Kim’s first since he took power after his...
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US man’s N. Korean prison life: Digging, isolation

This image taken from video shows Matthew Miller in North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health...
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Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, left, looks at a protester holding a picture who interrupted while he was speaking at New America, a public policy institute and think tank, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in New York. Protesters say the individuals in the picture are all...
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Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, a woman suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus sits in an ambulance in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in three more “hotspots” of Ebola where more than 1 million...
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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

FILE – In this April, 1975 file photo, Syria opens its fourth oil field at Jbeissah, 19 miles west of the Iraq Border. Activists say that U.S.-led airstrikes have targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group, killing at least five people on...
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World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, greets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jewel Samad, Pool) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right,...

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday. The attacks, which occurred on...
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Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola treatment center

A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day...

Officials: French citizen kidnapped in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A French citizen was kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa’s al-Qaida branch, officials said. The kidnapping comes after the Islamic State extremist...