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Sweden: 3 Credible Sightings In Submarine Search

The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion…

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Lebanon Pulled Into War With Islamic State Group

With all eyes on the Islamic State group’s onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon,…

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Fiercest Fighting In Days Hits Kobani

The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a…

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Ebola Evades European Defenses, 4 Hospitalized

Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant got infected.…

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Turkey: Syrian Town About to Fall to Jihadists

The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid…

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Waves Crash Into Japanese Port

High waves batter a breakwater at a port at Kihou town in Mie prefecture, central Japan on Monday. A typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes before heading out to sea. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong Protests Persist

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists were defiant on the eighth day of protests Sunday, in the face of attacks by opponents and government warnings to clear the business district streets they…

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Iraqi Kurds Fight IS With Aged Weapons

The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannon on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles…

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In Russia-Held Crimea, Some Prosper, Others Fear

Six months after Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula was annexed by Russia, some here say they have prospered while others express anger, uncertainty or fear. The appropriation, which came less than two…

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2 Koreas Meet for Highest Level Talks in 5 Years

North Korea’s presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang’s inner circle met with South Korean officials Saturday in the rivals’ highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible…

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Turkey Vows To Fight Islamic State

Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight the Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on…

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Volcano Death Toll Rises

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations near the peak of Mt. Ontake Wednesday. Forty-seven people are now believed to be dead following the surprise eruption of a volcano in central Japan last week. A group of hikers was near the summit of Mount Ontake when it erupted on a beautiful fall day Sept. 27, leading to one of the worst volcanic disasters in Japan’s history. (REUTERS/Kyodo)

Hong Kong Leader Willing To Let Protests Continue

Hong Kong’s leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters…

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Ukraine Shelling Kills 10, Ceasefire in Doubt

At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the…

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