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U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State expand to ‘Baghdad belt’

Iraqi officials expect U.S. airstrikes to expand in the coming days.

    Four coalition soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Suicide attack in Kabul kills three soldiers; a fourth shot and killed by Afghan soldier

    Rent prices skyrocket in devastated Gaza Strip

    There is not enough housing for all, and when and how post-war rebuilding will happen is still unclear.

    Yoshiko ‘Shirley’ Yamaguchi, actress, dies at 94

    She posed as a Chinese actress in Japanese wartime propaganda films and later came to Hollywood.

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    UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic.

    Iran turns down U.S. request to team up against militants

    Iran turns down U.S. request to team up against militants

    The country’s supreme leader called the offer of cooperation “hollow,” but Iran is still a foe of the Islamic State.

    Ukraine leader offers rebels major concessions to end war

    Ukraine leader offers rebels major concessions to end war

    The proposal by Petro Poroshenko includes amnesty for rebels and self-governance within Ukraine.

    Oil provides funding and fuel for Islamic State fighters

    Oil provides funding and fuel for Islamic State fighters

    Western forces could target trucks carrying oil from a handful of refineries in northern Iraq.

    Ebola health workers struggle with exhaustion

    Ebola health workers struggle with exhaustion

    As U.S. prepares to ramp up aid to West Africa, clinics and workers remain overwhelmed.

    In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in North Korea may overlook some

    In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in North Korea may overlook some

    There is little sympathy for women who moved to North Korea with their husbands during a “repatriation” movement.

    Baghdad’s morgue workers unravel grim truths about how Iraqis live, die

    Baghdad’s morgue workers unravel grim truths about how Iraqis live, die

    Homicides are rising, but residents also fall prey to generator accidents — and depression-related suicide.

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    Himalayan death tolls

    Since 1950, around 25,000 summit climbs have been attempted on peaks in the Himalayas with more than 900 people dying in the attempt.

    2009: A Rwanda homecoming

    Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

    Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

    Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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    Suicide bomb kills three foreign soldiers in Kabul

    Suicide bomb kills three foreign soldiers in Kabul

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed three coalitions soldiers in Afghanistan. Officials say five service members and more than a dozen Afghans were wounded.
    Diplomats vow to fight Islamic State by any means necessary

    Diplomats vow to fight Islamic State by any means necessary

    No country is offering ground troops, and the United States so far has been alone in carrying out airstrikes -- but diplomats from 24 countries pledged Monday to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary," including militarily.
    Hurricane Odile whips up winds and waves in Mexico

    Hurricane Odile whips up winds and waves in Mexico

    The powerful Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula near Cabo San Lucas Sunday night. Earlier video showed trees swaying in the storm's powerful winds.
    U.K.’s Cameron: ‘We will hunt down those responsible’

    U.K.’s Cameron: ‘We will hunt down those responsible’

    British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the killing of the British aid worker David Haines on Sunday and vowed to destroy the Islamic State.
    British PM: No re-runs in Scot independence vote

    British PM: No re-runs in Scot independence vote

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, in his last speech before voters decide Thursday on Scottish independence, is appealing for Scots not to turn their backs on the best family of nations in the world.
    Scots hold Highland Games ahead of vote

    Scots hold Highland Games ahead of vote

    Scottish athletes are showcasing their unique sporting culture at the Highland Games. The competition comes just ahead of Thursday's vote on Scottish independence from the U.K.
    Kerry seeks Egypt's help combating Islamic State

    Kerry seeks Egypt's help combating Islamic State

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Egypt has a "critical role to play" in beating back the extremist Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
    British PM on Islamic State beheading: ‘They are not Muslims, they are monsters’

    British PM on Islamic State beheading: ‘They are not Muslims, they are monsters’

    David Haines, a British aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria last year, became the third Westerner beheaded by the Islamic State group in recent weeks.
    Rescuers save over 100 on board sunken ferry in the Philippines

    Rescuers save over 100 on board sunken ferry in the Philippines

    A rescue team worked overnight to recover two bodies and save about 100 people on board a ferry that sank after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines.
    Monsoon floods kill hundreds in India, Pakistan

    Monsoon floods kill hundreds in India, Pakistan

    Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods in India and Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people. The death toll is likely to grow as forecasters predict more rain in the coming days.
    U.S., E.U. implement new sanctions on Russia

    U.S., E.U. implement new sanctions on Russia

    The United States and the European Union have imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Russia. Officials say the penalties are aimed at punishing Russia for deepening its provocations in Ukraine.
    Reported Russian aid arrives in Ukraine

    Reported Russian aid arrives in Ukraine

    A convoy of trucks filled with almost 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid, rolled across the Russian border and into Ukraine on Saturday morning, according to Russian media.
    Voters split ahead of Scotland’s independence vote

    Voters split ahead of Scotland’s independence vote

    The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.
    Toronto Mayor Ford’s brother to run in his place

    Toronto Mayor Ford’s brother to run in his place

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother, City Councilor Doug Ford, is now running for his seat.
    Pakistan arrests militants linked to attack on Malala Yousafzai

    Pakistan arrests militants linked to attack on Malala Yousafzai

    Pakistan's army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban.
    Scots campaign ahead of independence vote

    Scots campaign ahead of independence vote

    Thursday's referendum will determine whether Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom or becomes an independent country in 18 months.

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    Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

    The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

    Churches step in to help with Ebola prevention

    In Ebola-ravaged Liberia, churches serve as a last gathering place.

    Aboard the USS America

    On its maiden voyage, the Navy’s newest warship is sailing around South America to its home port in San Diego.

    Fighting resumes in Ukraine over weekend

    Novosvitlivka was severely damaged during fighting between government troops and separatist rebels.

    Hurricane Odile batters Mexico’s Baja peninsula

    Heavy wind and rain cause damage, and displace residents and tourists.

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    A mud race for charity, the Miss America pageant, the unveiling of a memorial to Amy Winehouse and more top news photos.

    Pushing back Islamic State

    Government forces and Shiite militias launch counterattack to reclaim territories taken by the militants.

    Cease-fire between Ukraine, Russia holds

    Ukraine’s military said the truce, which took effect Sept. 5, was generally holding.

    Public evenly divided on Scotland referendum

    Thousands march in Edinburgh against; a different story in Glasgow

    Catalans protest for independence

    Activists gather in Barcelona to show support for a vote on secession from Spain.

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    At the seaside near Gaza, flooding in India, confronting the Islamic State and more of the top news photos this week.

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    World Nomad Games

    More than 350 participants from 17 countries are joining in the showcase of sports of nomadic peoples.

    Struggling to contain Ebola epidemic

    Health experts debate using unproved drugs to treat the deadly virus as it continues to spread in west Africa.

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    Nomad games, brain wave flight control research, a supernova remnant, the Tribute in Light and more.

    Renewing India’s sport of kabaddi

    Thumping music, Bollywood stars, fashionistas and big money show the game in a fresh light.