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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....

Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
BAGHDAD (AP) -- For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him....

Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs
DONETSK, Russia (AP) -- Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting....

Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition....

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said....

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano....

Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient - a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak....

Few details month after reporters detained in Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment....

Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas....

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....

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