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Second Round of Airstrikes in Iraq
NEW DELHI (AP) — American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the strikes by name, sa…
Palestinians say Five Dead in New Airstrikes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day truce in Gaza has come to an end, with the resumption of rocket attacks against Israel and Israeli airstrikes that Palestinian officials say killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. Gaza militants refused to extend the truce after t…
More Than 50 Dead in Baghdad Bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi medical and security officials say car bombs have exploded in Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killing 51 people. Police said the first attack Wednesday evening was a double car bombing in a shopping area of Sadr City, a Shiite neighborhood in the east of the city, killing…
Disease Control Head: Ebola Patient Seems Improved
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the condition of the American doctor stricken with Ebola seems to have improved from earlier reports. Dr. Thomas Frieden tells NBC it was encouraging to see Dr. Kent Brantly walk out of the ambulance unassis…
Sunni Insurgents Seize Small Towns in Iraq’s North
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Officials and residents say militants with the Islamic State extremist group have seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces. Mosul governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, who fled to the largely autonomous Kurdish region when the Islamic State gr…
10 Killed in UN School in Gaza
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A United Nations official says at least 10 people have been killed in Gaza at a U.N. school because of an apparent nearby Israeli airstrike. The boys school, in Rafah, had been providing shelter for about 3,000 people attempting to escape the nearly monthlong war betw…
62 Killed in Gaza; Israeli Soldier Feared Captured
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. The forces are being backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes. More than 60 Palestinians and two Israel…
No Hard Deadline in Iran Nuke Talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s nuclear negotiator is refusing to impose a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. World powers and Iran recently committed to a four-month negotiating extension through Nov. 24. Testifying before th…
Body of Child Stowaway Found in US Cargo Plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the stowaway was a black male wh…

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