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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Polling booths closed Saturday in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.Full results are expected by 11:30 p.m. (1130 GMT).Earlier opinion polls indicated ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, who was released by Jordan in ...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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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.Now, the task was to heal the divide — and u ...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