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Airstrikes move to Syria, target more than just Islamic militants

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.

US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Peña Nieto: Mexican Army 'massacre' of 22 to get full probe

The Mexican President said the attorney general would investigate the killing that witnesses called a "massacre."

3 Afghan Army officers disappear while training in U.S.

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

Kurds say they have halted advance of the Islamic State group near Syria-Turkey border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

Thousands of refugees flee Syria in chaotic scene at Turkey's border

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

Snowden reveal makes Israeli spies' protest an American issue

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been named the winner of the presidential election and his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive.

Man caught at White House is an Army veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

Demonstrators protested Russia's involvement in the fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists.

Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

The country's 6 million residents have been ordered to stay in their homes in an unprecedented effort to prevent the deadly disease from spreading.

One year after Kenyan mall attack, few answers have emerged

The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.

Afghan presidential rivals end dispute — and a long election season

The top two presidential candidates in Afghanistan shake hands and sign a power-sharing deal, ending months of bitter disputes over who will succeed Hamid Karzai.

Pope names a moderate to be Chicago's new archbishop

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

After Scotland's vote, Cameron pledges more autonomy

At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.