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U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

By Oliver Holmes, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Jason Szep and Ned Parker

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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

DOHA - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.

Obama to ramp up U.S. response to Ebola with military mission

WASHINGTON - The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers, and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials said.

Health, Africa 12:04am EDT

Six police dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai: interior ministry

CAIRO - Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai in an armored convoy, the interior ministry said.

Egypt 3:05am EDT

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar: Erdogan

ISTANBUL - Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday.

Egypt 2:15am EDT

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

TOKYO - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.

Japan 12:33am EDT

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