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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 8:42am

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 8:39am

A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:...

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 8:38am

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 8:38am

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 8:23am

Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

DERVEN, Albania (AP) -- The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 7:53am

Kurds head to Syria from Turkey to fight militants

BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say hundreds of Kurdish fighters are crossing into Syria from Turkey to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 7:39am

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again....

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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 - 3:52am

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials....

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