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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

September 30, 2014

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious... more »»

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from... more »»

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

September 30, 2014

ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was... more »»

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the... more »»

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

September 30, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in... more »»

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

September 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older... more »»

Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

September 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on... more »»

Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

September 30, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's... more »»

Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release

September 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him. more »»

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

September 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. more »»

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its... more »»

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

September 30, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. more »»

Cyprus police: precious Degas painting stolen

September 30, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say thieves broke into the home of an art collector and took a painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas worth millions. more »»

Georgia orders Zhvania exhumed

September 30, 2014

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A prosecutor in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered the body of the late prime minister Zurab Zhvania to be exhumed, nearly a decade after his death in murky... more »»

Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

September 30, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the... more »»

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

September 30, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. more »»

Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

September 30, 2014

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city,... more »»

Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

September 30, 2014

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. more »»

EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being. more »»

Putin visits Kazakhstan after remarks cause alarm

September 30, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan on Tuesday to stress the need for close ties between the two countries, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet... more »»

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

September 30, 2014

SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's... more »»



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