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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule....

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police....

Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved....

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday....

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter....

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor....

Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine....

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps....

South Africans mourn sport deaths
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week....

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group....

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Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

Asia
Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

Europe
Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Latin America/Caribbean
Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea

Middle East
Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting