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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

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Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighborhood: police, medics

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people, police and hospital sources said.

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Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

TOKYO - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain. | Video

Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

BIRMINGHAM England - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.

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Britain's Hill charms EU parliament despite doubts

BRUSSELS - Britain's choice for the European Commission appeared to disarm doubting EU lawmakers with a combination of charm, a broad grasp of financial regulation and commitment to European integration at a hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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News UK ends bid to recoup Brooks' phone-hacking trial costs

LONDON - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm dropped its claim on Wednesday to be reimbursed for the multi-million dollar legal bills amassed during the phone-hacking trial of its former boss Rebekah Brooks.

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