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Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border....

Officials: French citizen kidnapped in Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A French citizen was kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa's al-Qaida branch, officials said....

Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday....

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight....

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday....

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease....

High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87....

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark....

At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful army general and Sunni tribal leader, as officials reported that a week of fierce fighting in the city has killed at least 340 people....

New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future....

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