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  • Islamic State releases 49 hostages to Turkey

    Islamic State extremists Saturday released 49 diplomatic hostages they’d been holding since June to the Turkish government, ending a major crisis that officials here said had blocked the powerful NATO ally from fully joining the U.S.-led battle...

  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    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. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty...

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    Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.


    German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

    German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.


    New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops...


    Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

    Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he visited Albania on Sunday, holding up as a model the Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal oppression under communism but now live and work peacefully together.


    SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.


    Fighting resumes in Yemen's capital

    Yemeni security officials say heavy fighting has resumed in the capital, Sanaa, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.


    Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds.


    UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey

    The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.


    US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

    The still-evolving 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.


    Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq

    Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed six people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.

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