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U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war. | Video

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Britain's Cameron overheard saying Queen 'purred' at Scottish 'No' vote

MANCHESTER England - Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard on Tuesday saying Queen Elizabeth had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.

United Nations 2:10pm EDT

Ghana files arbitration suit over border dispute with Ivory Coast

ACCRA - Ghana has taken legal action under a U.N. convention to resolve a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast over water close to oil fields licensed by British firm Tullow Oil.

Ivory Coast 2:25pm EDT

Exclusive: United States defends Syria air strikes in letter to U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS - The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashaw al-Ass ad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq.

United Nations, Syria 2:15pm EDT

Kremlin Internet plans could endanger free speech: watchdog

WARSAW - Russian proposals on protecting Internet users against threats from the West could be a Kremlin ploy to crack down on critical voices inside Russia, a representative of Europe's main rights and democracy watchdog said.

Russia 1:57pm EDT

Israel says its troops kill Hamas men accused of slaying teens

HEBRON West Bank - Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war. | Video

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