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Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

SURUC Turkey - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. | Video

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Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

KABUL - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.

Afghanistan 7:37am EDT

Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

MANCHESTER - Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him.

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French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

BERLIN/PARIS - Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

France, Germany 6:29am EDT

Eyeing 2015 election, UK's Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

MANCHESTER England - Britain's opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage by more than 25 percent within five years if it wins next year's national election, a pledge designed to win over voters hit by rising living costs.

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Clashes in Yemeni capital cast doubt on deal signing

SANAA - Shi'ite Houthi rebels and government forces fought for a fourth straight day in the Yemeni capital, residents said, despite the announcement of a U.N.-brokered agreement due to be signed later on Sunday.

Yemen 2:54am EDT

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