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Egypt’s foray into Libya underlines its concerns

A fire truck drives towards smoke caused by an attack by Islamist militias during clashes with forces led by renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Islamist militias fought Wednesday with forces loyal to Hifter, who vows to seize the...
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Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying answers questions from media during a press conference in Hong Kong Government House, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Leung said officials have been negotiating with the students through middlemen in the past few days, and announced that...
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Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak (center) is welcomed by Italian Priemier Matteo Renzi (left) and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, Pool) Slovakian...
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US still searching for credible allies in Syria

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA...
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UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Aid donations from western...
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Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

People gather on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, to watch fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, over the border, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding...
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Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

A fire truck drives towards smoke caused by an attack by Islamist militias during clashes with forces led by renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Islamist militias fought Wednesday with forces loyal to Hifter, who vows to seize the...
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Kosovo frees 8-year-old from Syria captivity

Pranvera Abazi kisses her son Erion Zena during their reunion at Kosovo’s main airport upon his return to Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Kosovo’s Prime Minister says the country’s intelligence and security forces have returned an...
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What’s at stake in Iran nuclear talks?

From left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The three will try and...

NKorea praises rights record in draft resolution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of...