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September 22, 2014

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Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.

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France: IS has threatened coalition civilians
Posted: September 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists.

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UN in Libya: Rival groups agree to hold talks
Posted: September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations mission in Libya says the country's rival groups have agreed to hold talks on September 29 for the first time since the latest surge of violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments.

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Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general
Posted: September 22, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say a Yemeni Shiite militia has occupied the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists and is setting up checkpoints across the capital after sweeping across the city.

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Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt
Posted: September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 Gaza war truce.

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Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 7:00 am

LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday.

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Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 7:00 am

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease.

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Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 7:00 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.

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South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 7:00 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday.

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