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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 21 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping throug ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' No. 2 leader says the Islamic militant group does not want another war with Israel but suggests more fighting is inevitable unless Israel ends its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza.Moussa Abu Marzouk said in an int ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he's agreed to Iraq's request for air support against Islamic State fighters who've captured swathes of the country.Hollande says France will not put troops on the ground, and that the French ...more

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PARIS (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take at least three months to begin to train and arm moderate Syrian rebel forces.The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the goal is to field a cohesive fighting group in eight to 1 ...more

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence.Police spokesman Angel Mariani said in a phone interview Thursday that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera faces two coun ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly b ...more

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades.Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo announced the arrests of two men and a women. One is suspect ...more

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SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after being hit by floodsNational Disaster Management Agency spokesman Ahmad Kamal on Thursday says ...more

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's heart and key to the Vatican's upcoming two-year study on family issues.They have written a book, "Rema ...more