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  • US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists
    US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.

  • Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
    Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief

    BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.

  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs
    Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.

  • Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower
    Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.

  • Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack
    Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.

  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.

  • Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal
    Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.

  • Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.

  • Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote
    Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote

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  • Libyan militia accuses Egypt, UAE of airstrikes

    CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A senior militia leader accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates of being behind the attacks on their posts.

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