Tuesday, September 23, 2014
     

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:51pm

Yemeni Shiite rebel leader vows to fight al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The leader of Shiite rebels who swept through Yemen's capital vowed on Tuesday to go after al-Qaida's branch in the country, a show of the group's strength and confidence as it ignored calls by the government for its fighters to leave the city....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:48pm

Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

BEIJING (AP) -- A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:39pm

Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:35pm

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:10pm

Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 3:06pm

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

PARIS (AP) -- The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 2:38pm

Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 2:11pm

Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 1:22pm

Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000

SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants....

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 11:56am

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

LONDON (AP) -- New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up....

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