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U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on militants in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle East alliances. | Video

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Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria

UNITED NATIONS - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and told Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

U.S. forecasts more than 500,000 Ebola cases in West Africa

NEW YORK/GENEVA - Global experts issued stark new warnings of the scale of West Africa's Ebola outbreak on Tuesday, with the U.S. government estimating between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected in the region by January. | Video

World, Africa, Health 5:02pm EDT

Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff has regained a slight edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who is losing some voter support in the campaign's homestretch, polls showed on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile - sources

AMSTERDAM - Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters.

World, United Nations, Libya 11:21am EDT