• U.S. says won't link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its…

  • Frenchman says has been kidnapped by Islamic State offshoot in Algeria: video

    PARIS (Reuters) - A French man purported to have been kidnapped in Algeria on Sunday appeared in a video on Monday saying he had been kidnapped by an Algeria-based Islamic State splinter group the Caliphate Soldiers. The man, who gives his name, age and date of birth, said he had arrived in Algeria…

  • Libya's parliament approves new government

    By Ulf Laessing TOBRUK Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament approved on Monday a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said. The House of Representatives agreed on a second cabinet list after rejecting last week an initial a 16-member lineup as…

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  • Kurdish crisis: As masses seek refuge in Turkey, fighters rush back to Syria

    Hundreds of Kurdish men streamed into Syria from Turkey Monday, saying they hoped to defend a strategic border town from an onslaught by Islamic State, a jihadist group bent on expanding its so-called “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.

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  • Scots seek more power after 'No' vote – but what about the English?

    The Scottish public has spoken, and independence is off the table. And in the lead-up to the vote, Scotland was promised greater powers "devolved" from London to the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. So, crisis averted, yes? 

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  • Scottish reverbations: Who might push for independence next?

    Britain remains intact after Scotland's independence referendum last week, but indications are the Scots may one day try again. In the meantime, other independence movements have been galvanized worldwide to separate from countries that do not really want to see them go. 

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  • Rand Paul opens San Francisco area office. Preparing for 2016?

    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky has said he will open an office in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the surface, it might seem a tad odd, at least from a more traditional political perspective. California, after all, goes Democrat in presidential elections. What kind of chance does a Republican really…

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  • Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including a Sunni candidate running in the upcoming provincial elections.

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  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

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  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly has approved a document outlining the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.

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  • Judge lowers damages against Hyundai in crash case

    POLSON, Montana (AP) — A Montana judge has reduced a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit filed against Hyundai over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011.

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  • Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel.

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  • US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT

    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. The strike comes as dozens…

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  • Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Syria's Western-backed opposition group is calling for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.

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  • Focus on employee in student's disappearance

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless…

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  • Argentine doctors tried in 'dirty war' baby thefts

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two Argentine doctors are being tried on suspicion of stealing babies from political prisoners during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

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