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PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.Hollande stressed that Fra ...more

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thous ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union with England that brought great prosperity but has increas ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D.The prayer book, about 10 centimeters (four inches) long and seven centimeters wide, is ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed another 15 people in the capital late Thursday, raising the day's death toll from attacks to 30.Police officials say a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.Most o ...more

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PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is dismissing widespread suspicion that the French government pays ransoms to extremist groups to free French hostages.Islamic State militants have decapitated American and British hostages in recent week ...more

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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman says four U.N. peacekeepers were killed in in northern Mali when their vehicle hit an explosive.Olivier Salgado of the U.N. peacekeeping mission says a car containing Chadian troops hit the roadside bomb Thursday ...more

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ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in r ...more

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for ...more