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Turkey mulls military action against Islamic State

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signaled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

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Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead

KABUL - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.

World, Afghanistan 6:42am EDT

Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower

SYDNEY - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

Japan, South Korea 1:38am EDT

Ackman's Pershing Square raises $3 billion in fund listing

LONDON - Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor Bill Ackman, raised $3.07 billion ahead of a stock market listing in Amsterdam, the company said on Wednesday.

Deals, Money 6:36am EDT

Japan volcano death toll rise to 48, worst in 88 years

TOKYO - The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit. | Video

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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

- A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. | Video

Britain's Hill starts ordeal in EU parliament

BRUSSELS - Britain's controversial choice for the European Commission declared his support for closer European financial integration at the start of an expected tough confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.