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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. | Video

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Swedish 'Cold War' thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia

STOCKHOLM - It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller -- an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters. | Video

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Canada police kill driver after he rams two soldiers

OTTAWA - Two Canadian soldiers were injured in a hit-and-run in the province of Quebec on Monday by a male driver who was later shot dead by police officers, said a spokesman for the Surete du Quebec, the provincial police force.

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U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

GENEVA - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses and the expansion of Jewish settlements to limited Palestinian access to water and their farmland.

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U.S. drone crashes on landing at airport in Niamey: Niger sources

NIAMEY/WASHINGTON - An unarmed U.S. Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway but causing no injuries, airport sources in Niger and the U.S. Air Force said.

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Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA

VIENNA - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.

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