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Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.

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Gaza rocket attack ends talks on peace

JERUSALEM — Mil­i­tants in Gaza broke a tem­po­rary cease-fire by launch­ing rock­ets at Is­rael on Tues­day, and Is­rael re­sponded with

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Opposition backers by the thousands, split in two camps, storm Pakistan capital's center

Protesters forming behind a cricket star-politician and a cleric both aim to unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Iraq’s bid to free Tikrit is faltering; militants recover from loss of dam

The army units appeared to withdraw south after dismantling what a defense ministry spokesman said were at least 40 roadside bombs.

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World Briefs: Canada rail blame issued

PLUS: Putin and Ukraine's leader to meet; U.S. journalist scrutinized by Afghanistan; China, Russia engage in military drills.

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 Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, a nephew of Pope Francis, that crashed into a truck in James Craik, Argentina, early today. Mr. Bergoglio was seriously wounded but two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican.

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in crash in Argentina

A nephew of the pope who was driving the car was in serious condition after the accident, the Vatican confirmed.

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 Iraq Shiite fighters hold their weapons during clashes with militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday.

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

Obama touts major defeat for Islamic State extremists.

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 Palestinians flee their destroyed neighborhood to head to a United Nations school to take refuge for the night Monday in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will hit back hard if Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza resume, speaking just hours before the midnight expiry of a five-day ceasefire.

Israelis and Palestinians agree to keep talking in effort to win long-term Gaza truce

More Palestinians die from injuries suffered in clashes with Israelis.

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Thieves steal car in convoy carrying Saudi prince

Police said raid appeared to be by well-informed attackers who seized private documents and $335,000.

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 Ukrainian soldiers load a Grad missile during fighting with pro-Russian separatists close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine on Monday.

Ukraine separatists accused of striking civilian convoy; dozens dead

Security officials say death toll unknown, but Grad rocket strike set line of cars and buses from Luhansk ablaze, incinerating the

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World briefs: U.N. boosts Iran on nukes

Plus: India calls off peace talks; Pakistan's political crisis grows; Assange refuge becomes muddled.

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 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants Sunday in the town of Makhmur, southwest of the Kurdish city of Arbil.

Kurds, U.S. reverse jihadi gains

Kurdish forces took control of most of Iraq’s largest dam Sunday amid the largest U.S. deployment of air power in the campaign.

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Pope Francis expects to visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015

He told reporters on the papal plane he’s considering a three-city U.S. stop.

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Ukraine gains ground in city held by rebels

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said.

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World Briefs: Truce talks continue

PLUS: Ebola fears rise; floods hit India; ‘Occupy’ Hong Kong protest

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Liberia expands number of Ebola treatment centers

Meanwhile, some airlines are halting flights.

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Panama Canal: Is another expansion in the cards?

Some South American officials have floated the idea.

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Islamic State executes dozens who refuse to renounce their faith

The extent of the killing in a remote village remains unclear.

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Ukraine-Russia talks seek to defuse crisis amid agreement on aid

Officials will meet in Berlin.

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World briefs: Gaza talks sputtering

Plus: Pope honors Korean martyrs; Germany tapped U.S. calls; U.S. pushes Vietnamese arms sales.

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Ebola epidemic most likely much larger than reported, WHO says

Health centers on the front lines warning that the actual numbers of deaths and illnesses are significantly higher than official estimates.

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Islamic State advancing in Syria, even as Assad forces have almost encircled Aleppo

Insurgent gains may possibly deal a death blow to mainstream rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s forces even as they battle Islamists.

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Ukraine says it destroyed Russian military vehicles in its territory

Moscow denies any border incursion or that any of its vehicles were demolished.

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EU ministers support military aid to northern Iraq's Kurdish militia

EU endorsed member nations’ arming of the peshmerga, and saluted U.S. humanitarian aid.

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Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

Plus: Sanctions faulted; Obama, Baltic leaders; India's prime minister; Japan’s war shrine

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 This Dec. 3, 2011, file photo shows Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Maliki ends 8-year rule over Iraq

Nouri al-Maliki bowed to pressure in and outside Iraq to step down, setting in motion the transition for leadership by Haider al-Abadi.

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 Pope Francis is welcomed on the tarmac following his arrival Thursday at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, South Korea. The pontiff arrived looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia — a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards.

Catholics: Military action may be justified in Iraq

The Islamic State’s killing and exiling of religious minorities could justify a military response as a last resort, Catholic officials say.

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 Supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri escort a vehicle carrying Mr. Qadri in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, as they take part in a protest march to Islamabad.

Pakistani opposition leader rallies thousands for cavalcade to capital to demand prime minister's ouster

Former cricket star Imran Khan assembled a rally of supporters Thursday in Lahore for a 160-mile march to Islamabad.

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Russian aid convoy aims for new Ukraine border crossing point, threatening confrontation

A Russian aid convoy struck a new course toward rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Research led by an Austrian climatologist said that since 1991, about 69 percent of rapidly increasing melt is man-made.

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Abbad forces retake Syrian capital suburb

The fall of Mleiha, outside Damscus, makes vulnerable more rebel strongholds as government forces advance with superior weaponry.

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 People wave and take photographs of Pope Francis' motorcade on a road leading to the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired several projectiles into the sea. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung) KOREA OUT

Pope Francis offered a message of reconciliation at the start of a five-day visit to South Korea that received a stark response from the North.

SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis called Thurs­day for peace and unity on the war-di­vided Korean Pen­in­sula and for both sides to avoid

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World Briefs: PM’s Twitter is hacked

PLUS: Snowden interview; medical pot supported; Aquino touts new term; pilot’s false arm falters; holiday custom to end

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U.S. military team on Iraq mountaintop finds stranded Yazidi minority are fewer than thought

A U.S. rescue effort to resolve the humanitarian crisis “now is much more unlikely,” an official said.

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Palestinians, Egyptians declare 5-day extension of Mideast cease-fire

A brief rocket and missile exchange as one truce ended and the next begins is not expected to scuttle the talks, Palestinians said.

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U.N. puts death toll in Ukraine at 2,086

The U.N. re­vealed that the death toll from the fight­ing be­tween gov­ern­ment troops and sep­a­rat­ists has nearly dou­bled in two weeks.

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AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

Simone Camilli and his Palestinian translator, Ali Shehda Abu Afash, were covering the effort to defuse Israeli missiles and tank shells.

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Study questions need for many to cut salt

Another study says sodium in salt contributes to 1.65 million deaths each year.

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World Briefs: Presidential hopeful dies

PLUS: Drug­maker not ready; Mubarak de­fends rule; Af­ghan elec­tion tur­moil; woman’s body found

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 Iraqis carry portraits of incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they gather in support of him in Baghdad today.

Iran and key militia back Iraq prime minister's successor, spurning incumbent

Nouri al-Malik urges military not to intervene in politics and warned of groups that may try to defend him.

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Russian convoy of relief supplies heads toward Ukraine border

The close-to-200 trucks will take several days to arrive.

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WHO declares use of untested drugs for Africa's Ebola outbreak is ethical

Last of currently available U.S. supply of experimental treatment is en route to Liberia to aid two stricken doctors.

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Syrian Kurds leading Iraq's trapped Yazidis to safety

Kurdish fighters opened a rescue path to Syria for food, water and aid.

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Iraq's Maliki musters troops in capital after president names his successor

Prime minister shows no signs that he intends to give up power, and outcome is uncertain.

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Mideast cease-fire holds as talks reconvene in Cairo

Gaza looks to reopening of crossing points and ending blockade, while Israel wants rocket fire to cease and Hamas militants to be disarmed.

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Humanitarian aid mission being sent to Ukraine's east

Moscow announces its own humanitarian convoy in wake of international Red Cross initiative.

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Besides U.S. arms aid, Kurds helped by Turk group that U.S. labels terrorists

U.S. airstrikes were crucial, but Kurdish Workers Party fighters have had key role in aiding peshmerga militia’s retaking turf near Irbil.

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World briefs: Egypt bars killings report

Plus: Ebola drug exhausted: Unrest actions explained; Crucifixions reported;

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 Restricted from playing outside, displaced Palestinian children play indoors in a high-rise building where their families had rented flats for them to live, after leaving their homes due to the unrest, in Gaza City.

Israel, Hamas accept Egypt truce

The announcement marked the second time in less than a week that the bitter enemies had agreed to Egyptian mediation.

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Iraq taken to the brink

Special forces and army tanks surrounded the Green Zone housing Iraq’s government as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fiercely clung to power.

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