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Turkey closes border to Syrians fleeing the Islamic State

Turkish troops fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds on the Syrian border.

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    Russia says U.S. plan to destroy the Islamic State has no legitimacy without Syrian cooperation.

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    The assault that left as many as 500 soldiers missing has highlighted the army’s weaknesses.

    Golan frontier controlled by al-Qaeda affiliates

    Jabhat al-Nusra has pushed out Syrian forces and U.N. peacekeepers, worrying Israel.

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    Japan’s other Abe strikes a friendly chord

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    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    But the event seemed to draw as many curious observers as it did dedicated demonstrators.

    Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers trapped or missing

    Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers trapped or missing

    Troops made a chaotic retreat after insurgents attacked an army base in Anbar with multiple bombings.

    Ghani wins Afghan election and agrees to form coalition

    Ghani wins Afghan election and agrees to form coalition

    The deal with his rival clears a path for Hamid Karzai’s departure and a security pact with the United States.

    Pakistan looks to bolster nuclear arsenal amid worries about stability

    Observers have doubts about security in a nation home to more than 2 dozen extremist groups.

    With hospitals crippled, even common illnesses are deadly

    With hospitals crippled, even common illnesses are deadly

    The Ebola epidemic has led to the near collapse of the Liberian health system, making even childbirth dangerous.

    Islamic State frees 49 Turkish hostages captured in Iraq

    Islamic State frees 49 Turkish hostages captured in Iraq

    Prime Minister said the release was the result of the intelligence agency’s “own methods,” not special forces.

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    Kenya marks one year since Westgate Mall attack

    Kenya marks one year since Westgate Mall attack

    Kenyans marked one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people and leaving people trapped inside for days as al-Shabab militants battled with security.
    Major flooding swamps Philippines capital

    Major flooding swamps Philippines capital

    Schools and government offices were shut down in Manila Friday as major flooding covered city streets under feet of water.
    Tear gas fired on Syrians fleeing to Turkey

    Tear gas fired on Syrians fleeing to Turkey

    The number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State's advance hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday. Clashes broke out between Turkish security guards and Kurds as Syrian refugees waited on the border.
    Pope urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    Pope urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    Amid heightened security, Pope Francis called for moderate Muslims and religious leaders to condemn Islamist extremists, as he visited Albania and called it a model for interfaith harmony.
    In Baghdad, thousands protest U.S. campaign in Iraq

    In Baghdad, thousands protest U.S. campaign in Iraq

    Supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr held a rally in Baghdad Saturday to protest against the United States' military campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State.
    Scotland minister quits after voters reject independence

    Scotland minister quits after voters reject independence

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    ‘No’ voters celebrate Scotland’s results

    ‘No’ voters celebrate Scotland’s results

    People who voted against Scottish independence cheered as results were read, showing that a majority of voters had decided to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.
    Obama praises Congress’ support in Islamic State fight

    Obama praises Congress’ support in Islamic State fight

    Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants on Thursday, the same day French President Francois Hollande announced France would join the U.S. airstrikes.
    Cameron ‘delighted’ at Scottish results

    Cameron ‘delighted’ at Scottish results

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted at the result of Thursday's Scottish independence vote saying he will deliver on the promises made to give Scotland greater autonomy.
    Scotland vote hailed as triumph of democracy

    Scotland vote hailed as triumph of democracy

    Scottish voters turned out in record numbers Thursday to deliver a vote to remain a part of the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to grant the Scots greater autonomy.
    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.
    Scots vote on independence from U.K.

    Scots vote on independence from U.K.

    Polls opened Thursday morning for a historic vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, the country split over whether separation would be beneficial.
    Scots voting whether to declare independence

    Scots voting whether to declare independence

    Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England.
    Arrests made in Australian terror raids

    Arrests made in Australian terror raids

    Australian police made 15 arrests Thursday after intelligence reports indicated that a major terrorist attack was being planned on Australian soil.
    U.S. paratroopers mark 70 years at Groesbeek

    U.S. paratroopers mark 70 years at Groesbeek

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    World watches as Scots prep for independence vote

    World watches as Scots prep for independence vote

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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.

    White House security reviewed after breach

    The Secret Service is under scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door.

    Syrian Kurds flee advance of Islamic State

    Nearly 100,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past three days.

    Battling the Islamic State

    Displaced people stream into refu­gee camps in northern Iraq as fighting against the militants continues.

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    Student strikes in Hong Kong

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    Ghani is declared the winner in Afghanistan

    Ashraf Ghani will become Afghanistan’s second president since 2001.

    Prisoners of war exchanged in Ukraine

    Government forces and pro-Russian separatists exchanged POWs under the terms of the current cease-fire Sunday.

    Turkish hostages freed

    Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned, ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis.

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