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Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

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SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first fr... Full Story

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  • Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
    Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
    Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tension in the city.

  • Brutal winter set to hit war-torn 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.

  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.

  • Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters surged passed police lines Thursday and broke into Burkina Faso's parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.

  • Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

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

  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
    Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

  • Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
    Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said Thursday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud.

  • Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels
    Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into rival Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.

  • Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners
    Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has freed more than a thousand political prisoners since former military rulers handed over power three years ago, a move that has smoothed the former pariah state's international rehabilitation. Now the government says the job is done. Human-rights activists and the .

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