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3 German photojournalists arrested by police in Turkey while covering Kurdish protests

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:11
Three German photojournalists have been arrested in southeastern Turkey while covering Kurdish protests against the Islamic State group.
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In grinding battle for Kobani, Syria's Kurds hold out _ for now _ against IS militants

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 13:56
The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy machine guns began their assault across the dusty fields.
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Magazine by the Islamic State group says its fighters enslaved Yazidi women and children

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 13:53
A new issue of a magazine purportedly published by the Islamic State group says its militants captured, enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children, the group's first public confirmation of the allegations.
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Car bomb in Somalia's capital strikes popular cafe, killing at least 7 and wounding 10

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 13:30
A Somali police official says a car bomb has killed at least seven people and wounded 10 others at a popular cafe in the capital.
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Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces draw nearer to Baghdad

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:29
Despite airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, Islamic State militants are positioning to wreak havoc on Baghdad as they battle Iraqi government forces and engage in mortar fire, adding to the sense of siege in the Iraqi capital.
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Chinese newspaper blames US for Hong Kong protests

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:08
A Chinese state-run newspaper has blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that have rattled Hong Kong -- a claim the U.S. State Department strongly rejected.
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In Hong Kong, political protests expose questions over economic divide and the city's identity

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:30
By road, the little apartments are nearly an hour from central Hong Kong and the protests that have swept through it.
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Hundreds of thousands flee eastern India as Cyclone Hudhud closes in; typhoon pounds Japan

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:24
Heavy rains and gusts ripped through a large swath of India's eastern seaboard, uprooting trees and snapping power cables as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal, one of two storms pounding Asia on Sunday.
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Associated Press names Josef Federman as chief of bureau for Israel, Palestinian territories

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:23
The Associated Press has named Josef Federman, a veteran Middle East correspondent, as its chief of bureau for Israel and the Palestinian territories.
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Easy third-term win expected for Bolivia's Morales, with scant opposition

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:00
President Evo Morales appeared headed to an unprecedented third term in elections Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability the coca growers' union leader has brought to a country whose commodities' wealth he has spread around.
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Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:21
A powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over Japan's southern island of Okinawa and was aiming at the next island of Kyushu on Sunday, becoming the second severe storm to hit in a week.
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Bermuda ready for heavy rain, winds as Tropical Storm Fay heads for nighttime pass-by

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:00
Tropical Storm Fay headed toward a close brush with Bermuda before dawn Sunday, and the British island territory off the U.S. coast prepared for heavy rains, high winds and rough surf.
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With LeBron quiet and Irving out, Love shows he can carry the load for Cleveland

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:55
Kevin Love gave Cleveland Cavaliers fans a glimpse of what he can bring to the team this season.
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Beijing detains prominent scholar on charge of troublemaking

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:38
A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles.
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