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Iraqi Kurdish Forces Enter Syria

A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back the Islamic State who have defied U.S. air strikes…

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Seoul: Kim Jong Un Had Ankle Surgery

South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of speculation around the…

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Iraqi Kurds Head To Fight in Syria

Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops who left Tuesday for Turkey — the first step on their way to…

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Ukraine Looks to Reform With an Eye on Europe

As Ukraine’s most ardently pro-European parties pocketed a resounding collective election triumph Monday, thoughts turned to a reform agenda that promises pain and progress in equal doses. Although the outcome…

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Poland to Move Thousands Of Troops East

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country’s defense minister told The Associated…

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Deadly Car Bombings in Iraq

Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people…

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Iraqi Troops Retake Control of Sunni Town

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic terrorists, said an Iraqi official and state-run media, a rare victory for Iraqi…

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Britain Ends Combat in Afghanistan

British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led…

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Egyptian Court Jails 23 Activists For Protesting

An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted 23 activists of staging an illegal demonstration, sentencing them each to three years in jail in the latest crackdown by authorities on the secular…

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Pro-Western Parties Seen Leading Ukraine Vote

Ukrainians have overwhelmingly voted in several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the former Soviet nation’s drift away from Russia. Two exit polls released as…

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Fighting Heavy in Kobani Despite Airstrikes

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic fighters, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern…

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Canada Terrorist Planned to Go to Mideast

He was a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a homeless shelter, where he talked…

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U.S. to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning…

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Shooting Attack in Canada’s Parliament

Canada’s capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime…

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Terrorist Ideology Blamed In Canada Car Attack

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized…

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