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Egypt's Army Answers Deadly Sinai Attacks With Curfew, Emergency Rules Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the northern Sinai after a terrorist attack Friday that killed at least 30 army soldiers. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi declared in a broadcast speech that Egypt is fighting a mortal battle against terrorists, a
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On Eve of Poll, Ukraine Leader Seeks Support for Pro-Europe Course President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliam
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Kurdish Forces Retake North Iraqi Town From Islamic State Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said. A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said
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Smugglers Offer Cheap Passage From Turkey to Syria Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani. But po
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South Koreans Scuffle Over Propaganda Launch Scuffles broke out in a South Korean border town Saturday between activists planning to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea and town residents who wanted to stop them. The activists planned to release balloons carrying the leaflets critical of Pyong
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Afghan President Visits Saudi Arabia Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is making his first foreign trip since taking office, fulfilling a promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Ghani's office said in a statement Saturday that he will perform Umrah, a pilgrimage
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Mali Reports First Ebola Death Health officials in Mali say a two-year-old girl, recently returned from a trip to neighboring Guinea, has died from the Ebola virus. The toddler's death Friday is Mali's first confirmed Ebola casualty. The World Health Organization says the girl and her
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Comanche Chief Quanah Parkers Century-Old House Falling Apart One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until
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Canadian Authorities Seek More Power to Thwart Terror Suspects Canadas prime minister says parliament must expand the powers of the countrys spy agency to track terror suspects abroad, and to detain people in the country suspected of plotting attacks -- and he says he'll press for speedy approval. The push by Stephen
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Despite Gains, Obama Still Facing Ebola Criticism The release of recovering Ebola patient Nina Pham from a Washington area hospital on Friday was a boost for the Obama administration, which has come under intense criticism for its handling of the Ebola cases that have so far appeared on U.S. soil. As VOA
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