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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. | Video

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Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

DIKMETAS Turkey - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey. | Video

Syria, Iraq 19 Sep 2014

Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

MANILA - Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

Brazil 19 Sep 2014

Syria militants kill captive Lebanese soldier, bomb kills two

BEIRUT - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a Twitter statement said on Friday.

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Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is investigating a June shootout between the army and alleged gang members that killed 22 of the suspects, the attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday.

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