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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." (...)
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Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast. (...)
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Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. (...)
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Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days. (...)
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Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one. (...)
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Calais mayor might close port to stop migrants

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control a growing tide of migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel. (...)
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Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. (...)
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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. (...)
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Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday. (...)
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Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a federal senator said Tuesday. (...)
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Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. (...)
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A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? (...)
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After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. (...)
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AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. (...)
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UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 21 min 27 sec ago
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said. (...)
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Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 21 min 37 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro officials on Tuesday unveiled a new sanitation project that aims to eliminate the stain of raw sewage defiling the waters of Rio de Janeiro's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held. (...)
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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 21 min 37 sec ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." (...)
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Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 21 min 37 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast. (...)
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Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 21 min 37 sec ago
GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. (...)
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Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 21 min 37 sec ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. (...)
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