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AP Top International News At 9:23 p.m. EDT

US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security....

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well....

Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq....

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. programs operated from the Central American country and using its citizens in a ploy to destabilize the government in Cuba, the director of intelligence and security said Friday....

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators....

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities....

AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament....

Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'
BANGKOK (AP) -- Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more....

Colombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels
HAVANA (AP) -- Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase....

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000
GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday....

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Africa
C. African Republic prime minister names cabinet

Asia
Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

Europe
West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

Latin America/Caribbean
Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

Middle East
Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks