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LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants.Blair says in an essay on his Faith Foundation website that Western powers should be ready to commit ground f ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms, the start of a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the sou ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parks service says three of its employees were arrested in connection with rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve.The South African National Parks service said Monday that the three suspects ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.Numan Kurtulmus warned that the ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army on Monday named a new chief to head the country's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which is also known by its acronym ISI.Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank ...more

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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital.Manuel Garcia Viejo, a medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says three police officers and four other people helping them have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions.Xinhua News Agency said one of the cases ended in the death of a man after ...more

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key said Monday that he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.Key told television station TV3 that he wants to quickly initiate the pro ...more

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PICHARI, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overse ...more