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Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola

WASHINGTON/GENEVA - The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

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Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

KABUL - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.

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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

DOHA - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar: Erdogan

ISTANBUL - Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday.

World, Egypt 2:15am EDT
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Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

LOS ANGELES - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest.

Indonesia anti-terror police question four foreigners

JAKARTA - Indonesian anti-terror police are questioning four foreign nationals in a sign of tightening security in the country with the world's largest Muslim population, officials confirmed on Tuesday.