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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...

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...
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Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

Ken Tsang, a member of a local pro-democracy political party shows his wound outside a police station after a clash between protesters and police in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove...
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Yemen rebels take port city, province near capital

Yemeni mourners carry the coffin of a soldier who was killed Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed a security outpost on the outskirts of the port city of Mukalla, during his funeral, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen on Thursda...
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WHO: Ebola death rate rises to 70 percent

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals amid the worst Ebola outbreak in...
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Activists: Airstrikes hit jihadi targets in Syria

Residents of Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Tuesday, Oct. 14,...
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Prosecutor: Terror suspect had Tony Blair address

FILE – In this Monday, May 28, 2012 file photo, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves the High Court in London after he gave evidence to the Leveson media inquiry. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 said a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Britain...

Report: Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first major airstrikes against the rebel group since peace talks began two years ago to end a 30-year insurgency. Turkish media...

German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released,...