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NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.

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Honeywell to buy Melrose's Elster business for $5.1 billion

- Honeywell International Inc , a maker of aircraft parts and climate control systems, has agreed to buy the utility consumption meter business of Britain's Melrose Industries Plc for 3.3 billion pounds ($5.1 billion).

Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees

DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.

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EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday

ATHENS - European Union and International Monetary Fund mission chiefs will arrive in Athens on Wednesday for talks on a third bailout program to keep Greece afloat, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

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China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm markets

SHANGHAI - Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy. | Video

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German advisers say euro zone exit should not be taboo

BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors creating an insolvency mechanism for euro zone states and says countries should be able to leave the single currency as a last resort.

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Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves him

DENVER - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him.

Big rebel attack in Syria targets area vital to Assad

BEIRUT - Insurgents have launched a major offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance towards a coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's control of the west, a monitoring group and activists said on Tuesday.