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  • WORLD

    Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

  • WORLD

    Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

    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.

  • WORLD

    France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

  • WORLD

    Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

    Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian...

  • NATION

    Mexico struggles to return order to Los Cabos

    Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos.

  • WORLD

    Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

    Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.

  • WORLD

    Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

    David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost...

  • WORLD

    Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

    Officials say a storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital has gained strength and battered the country's northern most provinces with heavy downpours and strong winds.

  • WORLD

    Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff

    Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico.

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