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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Lebanon army fights Islamist gunmen in Tripoli for second day

BEIRUT - Lebanese soldiers clashed with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day on Saturday, moving against the militants who holed up in a part of the Old City.

Libya 8:31am EDT

China's top graft-buster says fight will never end

BEIJING - China's fight against deeply ingrained corruption will never end, the top official in charge of tackling graft said before a meeting intended to clean up business in the world's second-largest economy.

China 8:26am EDT

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

DUBAI - A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared.

Davos 8:07am EDT

India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin: source

NEW DELHI - India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defense ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win.

Israel 8:14am EDT

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video

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