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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.The frontier town ...more

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — One of Algeria's main opposition politicians has warned that the country is in a state of paralysis because of the ongoing absence of the ailing president in the midst of a series of crises.Algeria is a major U.S. ally in ...more

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BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war.The three, a pair of males ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. ...more

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KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped ...more

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SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door."IS took over last night," the power plant's ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's most populous state is tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private guards repeatedly abused refugees, a senior official said Tuesday.Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia s ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they t ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Survivors of the Lampedusa shipwreck that killed 368 migrants, mostly Eritreans, will visit the island and meet with Pope Francis to mark the tragedy's anniversary.Organizer Tareke Brhane said Tuesday that about 50 survivors, mostly ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq has killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens.Police say the deadliest attack Tuesday took place in the revered Shiite city of Karbala, where a car bomb kil ...more