US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has avoided military involvement in Syria's three-year-civil war thus far. Faced with an Islamist extremist group making gains across the region and the beheading an American journalist, the Obama administration's resistance may be weakening....
Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and prompting Sunni lawmakers to freeze talks on forming a new government - a move that presents a major challenge to efforts to create an administration that can confront Islamic extremists who have seized large swaths of Iraqi territory....
Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators....
West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well....
Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities....
AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament....
UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000
GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday....
Mexico creates special economic-crime force
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions....
2 French girls investigated as would-be jihadi
PARIS (AP) -- Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads....
Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'
BANGKOK (AP) -- Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more....
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has been accused of bias for stating that a vigorous prosecution is needed in the case against Darren Wilson the officer accused of shooting Michael Brown, before a grand jury has even ruled on the case.
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