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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.The Turks ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. ...more

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, p ...more

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MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence.The dead men were found next to a ha ...more

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle A ...more

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.Police assistant director Howard Cotto said Friday that a judge revoked ...more

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Health authorities in the Dominican Republic say a mosquito-borne virus has now sickened nearly 500,000 people in the country, which is among the hardest hit by the outbreak in the Caribbean.Health Minist ...more

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country.Col. Victor Urdapilleta says the Agrupacion Campesina Armada fighters ...more

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi.The man and woman were taken into custody Friday as they were about to board a flight out of the country, a senior police o ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.The extremists' off ...more