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Power shift expected in Swedish election

Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. Read more »

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Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded... Read more »

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Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the... Read more »

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Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by... Read more »

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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Read more »

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AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

The Islamic State group is grabbing the attention now, but American officials say another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of militants from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe —... Read more »

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Ukraine PM says country still in 'state of war'

Ukraine is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east, the country's prime minister said Saturday shortly... Read more »

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Pope urges world to shed apathy toward what he characterizes as third world war

Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed... Read more »

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'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Read more »

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After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces... Read more »

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Revenge attacks sow fear among Syrians in Lebanon

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing... Read more »

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Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state... Read more »

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War plan joggles usual politics in Senate races

In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several... Read more »

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Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in... Read more »

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Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials... Read more »

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Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's... Read more »

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Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into... Read more »

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Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged as a leading Republican voice on immigration last year. Read more »

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When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. Read more »

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9/11 spawned hundreds of charities. Here are the ones that are left

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Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around. Read more »

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Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings of girls and women as war tactic

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe. Read more »

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52 US House members send letter opposing changes to transplant distribution

Fifty-two U.S. House members sent a letter Friday to federal health officials voicing concerns about a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country. Read more »

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Boston Marathon bomb case lawyers want 2,000 jury summonses

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Ukraine will delay implementation of EU trade deal

European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev... Read more »

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