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  • Kurds head to Syria from Turkey to fight militants
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 4:54 am
    Activists say hundreds of Kurdish fighters are crossing into Syria from Turkey to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants.
  • Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 4:42 am
    Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.
  • Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 4:42 am
    Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.
  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 4:36 am
    Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way Key's National Party has handled the economy.
  • Renewed Yemen clashes kill 4 civilians
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 4:18 am
    A third day of fighting in Yemen's capital between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen killed at least four civilians on Saturday, security and health officials said.
  • Dalai Lama says India a model of religious harmony
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 3:06 am
    The Dalai Lama brought religious leaders together Saturday to mull some of India's most pressing problems, from gender violence to widespread poverty, while praising the country's religious harmony as proof to the world that different communities can live peacefully together.
  • Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 2:54 am
    A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.
  • Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 2:36 am
    Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.
  • Nearly empty Picasso museum to open in Paris
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 1:36 am
    Paris' Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after being closed for five years of renovation and expansion that have been fraught with setbacks and dismissals. But there won't be many art works to see.
  • Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 1:30 am
    Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.
  • CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 1:00 am
    Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.
  • Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war
    Associated Press | September 20, 2014 12:24 am
    President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago.
  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean
    Associated Press | September 19, 2014 11:42 pm
    At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked along the Sabarmati River, Xi dressed in a Nehru jacket.
  • Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead
    Associated Press | September 19, 2014 11:42 pm
    A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained strength and battered the country's northernmost provinces Saturday with heavy downpours and strong winds.
  • Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
    Associated Press | September 19, 2014 10:30 pm
    A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.
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