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Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said. (...)
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Kurdish fighters say IS group nearing Syrian town

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BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Kurdish fighter says the Islamic State group is closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men are preparing for street battles. (...)
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South Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered. (...)
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Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

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MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj. (...)
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Watchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate

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ISTANBUL (AP) — An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media. (...)
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New EU economy chief vows tough budget oversight

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, vowed Thursday to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French finance minister. (...)
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South Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner. (...)
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HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday. (...)
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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast. (...)
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European Central Bank to detail stimulus plan

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. (...)
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Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday. (...)
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Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, although the country has yet to define what role it intends to play in the U.S.-led coalition against the militants. (...)
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Spanish sea rescuers find bodies of 2 migrants

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MADRID (AP) — Spain's Marine Rescue service says it has found the bodies of two sub-Saharan African migrants believed to have been in a boat with eight others that had left Morocco. (...)
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Denmark votes to send jet fighters to Iraq

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers have confirmed the government's proposal to send seven F-16 fighter jets to join an international coalition to take part in airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group. (...)
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Millions across India join cleanliness campaign

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans Thursday in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. (...)
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South Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 29 min 21 sec ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered. (...)
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Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 29 min 21 sec ago
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj. (...)
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Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo says it has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced independence in 2008 from Serbia. (...)
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Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 29 min 21 sec ago
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a bomb has struck a mini-bus in a northwestern tribal region, killing seven passengers. (...)
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Watchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 29 min 21 sec ago
ISTANBUL (AP) — An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media. (...)
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