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  • WORLD NEWS

    Afghanistan’s Ghani urges unity after disputed election

    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai moved to unite Afghanistan a day after he reached a power-sharing deal with his main rival to avoid potential violence following disputed elections that risked splitting the war-torn country.

  • HEALTH

    Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

  • BUSINESS

    US stocks drop as China weighs on markets

    US stocks were on track for their biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday as investors worried about signs of weakness in China. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks.

  • WORLD NEWS

    Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

    An al-Qaida splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will execute him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

  • WORLD NEWS

    UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

    British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom.

  • WORLD NEWS

    Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists.

  • WORLD NEWS

    Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

    A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday.

  • WORLD NEWS

    New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

    Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future.

  • WORLD NEWS

    At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

    A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful army general and Sunni tribal leader, as officials reported that a week of fierce fighting in the city has killed at least...

  • WORLD NEWS

    Representatives of Hamas, Fatah meet in Cairo

    A Hamas and a Fatah official met in Cairo on Monday ahead of the start of reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions this week in the Egyptian capital, an official told The Associated Press.

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