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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

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KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his famil... Full Story

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  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
    Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back ater nightfall to continue the fight.

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
    New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
    China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.

  • US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.

  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
    Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall.

  • Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites
    Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertaity in the country.

  • Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown
    Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.

  • AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
    AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

  • Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

  • Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
    Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world.

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