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Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists....

Hong Kong protests promise political game change
HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares....

Burkina Faso president in Ivory Coast after ouster
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's former president fled to neighboring Ivory Coast with his family after violent protests drove him from power after 27 years in office, Ivory Coast said Saturday, as a largely unknown military colonel said he had taken the helm....

Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up, kill 50
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group....

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns....

Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia....

Kurds in Turkey rally to back city besieged by IS
CAYKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Kurds are rallying in Turkish cities in solidarity with the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, which has been under a brutal siege by the Islamic State group....

Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German....

Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh was struggling to restore power hours after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed on Saturday, causing a nationwide blackout, and officials said it would take at least 12 more hours to repair the system....

UN panel scrambling to finish climate report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- After an all-night session, the United Nations' expert panel on climate science was scrambling Saturday to finish a report on global warming that a top U.N. official said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system....

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Africa
Burkina Faso president in Ivory Coast after ouster

Asia
Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails

Europe
Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

Latin America/Caribbean
Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

Middle East
Tunisia elections possible model for region


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