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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Suicide car bomber kills 11 police, soldiers in Afghanistan

PUL-I-ALAM Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 members of the security forces and wounded more than 20 civilians near a police checkpoint in eastern Logar province in Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said.

Afghanistan 8:09am EDT

Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

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China says not begun legal process for disgraced security chief

BEIJING - China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-profile figure to be caught in a government crackdown on corruption, a senior court official said on Saturday.

China 1:38am EDT

Gaza rocket hits southern Israel causing no damage or injuries: army

JERUSALEM - A mortar fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, the Israeli military said on Saturday, the second such incident since a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave ended in August.

Israel 5:28am EDT

Libyan port rebel leader refuses to hand over oil ports to rival group

TUNIS - A former Libyan rebel leader, who seized oil ports in the past to campaign for eastern autonomy, said he had turned down an offer to join an armed group challenging the internationally-recognized government.

Libya 6:54am EDT

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