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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 and threatened to further enflame the already high tensins in the city.

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
    Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

  • 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.

  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
    US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."

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

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

  • 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.

  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
    Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

  • Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
    Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

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

  • Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.

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