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U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants. | Video

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Afghanistan's Karzai slams U.S., Pakistan in farewell speech

KABUL - Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for his country's long war, a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards which he has become increasingly bitter.

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Ebola could strike 20,000 in six weeks, 'rumble on for years': study

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding pattern, researchers said on Tuesday.

World, Health, Africa 12:14am EDT

Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism

BEIJING - A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress dissent.

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Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: army

HEBRON West Bank - Israeli troops shot dead on Tuesday two Palestinians blamed for killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that had spiraled into a seven-week war in Gaza.

World, Israel 3:18am EDT
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White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

WASHINGTON - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM - Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, in the first such incident in three decades.