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AP Interview: El-Sissi portrays Egypt as a model in the fight against extremism
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East....

Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants are freed but many questions linger over how
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....

Thousands flee into Turkey as Kurdish fighters enter Syria to confront Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs....

NATO's top general says cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian forces is 'in name only'
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine....

Sierra Leone struggles with Ebola isolation effort; police called after burial team attacked
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease....

Ukrainian peace talks produce deal on buffer zone but eastern Ukraine still hit by shelling
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters....

Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence....

Venezuelan police chief freed from jail after opposition protests, will serve sentence at home
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home....

South Sudan mediators condemn renewed fighting between government and rebels
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops....

Great Scot! Teens embrace chance to have say in Scotland's independence vote, want more rights
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand....

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Africa
South Sudan mediators condemn renewed fighting between government and rebels

Asia
Rescuers evacuate 50,000 as floods hit plains in Pakistan's south, pushing death toll to 346

Europe
Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants are freed but many questions linger over how

Latin America/Caribbean
Clash over development plans in Guatemalan town leaves 6 dead from gunshots and machete wounds

Middle East
Thousands flee into Turkey as Kurdish fighters enter Syria to confront Islamic State group


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