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UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said....

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main players and without any ground troops - in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast....

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
LONDON (AP) -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn....

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians
TOKYO (AP) -- Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan....

AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor
BANGKOK (AP) -- Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press....

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people....

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group....

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor....

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job....

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions....

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