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  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest
    Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters.

  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped u.

  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start
    Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim etremists.

  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
    Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy thegroup by relying mainly on airstrikes.

  • Turkey considers military role against ISIL
    Turkey considers military role against ISIL

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement.

  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
    Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to educe heat-trapping pollution.

  • India directs spacecraft toward Martian orbit
    India directs spacecraft toward Martian orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian spacecraft was nearing its final destination in orbit around Mars on Wednesday, with scientists hoping a success will launch the nation into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

  • Yemeni Shiite rebel leader vows to fight al-Qaida

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who swept through Yemen's capital vowed on Tuesday to go after al-Qaida's branch in the country, a show of the group's strength and confidence as it ignored calls by the government for its fighters to leave the city.

  • Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life.

  • Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue
    Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

    BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said.

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