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Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. more »»

 
 
 
Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. more »»

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

September 20, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with wome. more »»

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

September 20, 2014

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he... more »»

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

September 20, 2014

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. more »»

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

September 20, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

September 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren... more »»

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 20, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. more »»

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

September 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heav... more »»

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. more »»

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the... more »»

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

September 20, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a... more »»

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital.

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but calle... more »»

Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, ... more »»

Egypt court sentences 5 to death on terror charges

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and attacking a church, killing one policeman, the country's state... more »»

10 activists, officers killed in Libya

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. more »»

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

September 20, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants... more »»

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. more »»

Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

September 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining... more »»

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

September 20, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack. more »»

 
 

Ligonier Highland Games September 20, 2014

For the 56th year, the Laurel Highlands will resound with the sound of pipes and drums at the Ligonier Highland Games. more »

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