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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. | Video

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U.S. takes dozens off Ebola watch lists, boosts response

DALLAS - Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus.

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Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA

VIENNA - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.

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Aquino rejects call to annul U.S.-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino rejected on Monday calls to tear up the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after an American serviceman was charged with the murder of a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S Navy base.

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Swedish 'Cold War' thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia

STOCKHOLM - It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller -- an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters. | Video

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Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment faces election risk

MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election.