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AP Top International News At 3:05 a.m. EST

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts - everything from cars to feed for their animals - while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings....

Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them....

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday....

Private firms filling Latin America's security gap
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release....

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete....

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports said Thursday....

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster....

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday....

Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month....

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid....

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