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Thursday Oct 30

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Activists say 10 Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered a northern Syrian border town, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani.
Kobani-based activist Musrafa Bani says 10 fighters entered the town. He says the rest will follow gradually on Thursday because the border crossing point has been targeted by Islamic State fighters.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also says the first


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Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.
Jerusalem has seen near-daily clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police, particularly around a contested site in the Old City that is holy to both Jews and Muslims.

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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
The inhabitants move around like shadows, eyes dull and faces weary with hardship, dressed in several layers of worn-out sweatshirts, vests and jackets. The tiny rooms are lit with sunflower oil poured into saucers and set aflame.

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.
North Korea is always on guard against outside influences, but now that it perceives the deadly disease to be a threat, its anxiety has reached a new level. It has banned tourists, is mulling strict quarantine requirements, has put business groups

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
The people of both countries must redouble efforts to stop the disease, which has infected more than 13,000 people and killed nearly 5,000, the officials said. Their assessments underscore that Ebola remains a constant threat until the outbreak

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