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Wall St. falls on China demand concerns

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were trading lower heading toward midday on Monday after China's finance minister indicated the country will not increase stimulus measures and U.S. housing data fell short of expectations.

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

Syria, Turkey, World 12:07pm EDT

Ukrainians to pull back big guns from front line with separatists

KIEV - Ukraine's military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

BAGHDAD - Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

- Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

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Climate protesters to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

NEW YORK - Hundreds of protesters assembled in New York City's financial district on Monday, with some planning to risk arrest during an unsanctioned blockade on Wall Street to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change. | Video

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Afghan president-elect promises unity after disputed vote

KABUL - Afghanistan's president-elect promised to end political strife and corruption in a speech on Monday, his first since signing a power-sharing agreement with his rival aimed at bringing months of turmoil to a close. | Video