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MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were head... Full Story

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  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.

  • Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught
    Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

    BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight.

  • Ukraine says fighter jet shot down
    Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola
    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.

  • Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan
    Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

  • Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists
    Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

  • 11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua
    11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.

  • Australia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention
    Australia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister on Saturday criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and called for their unconditional release.

  • Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.

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