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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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Modi takes tea, but no questions, in first press event as PM

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took tea, but no questions, on Saturday at his first staged meeting with the Indian press since coming to power five months ago, underscoring the delicate relationship he has with the fourth estate.

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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 7:35am EDT

Greece's anti-bailout party leads conservatives in latest poll

ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would beat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's conservatives if an election were held now but its lead has slipped from last month, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

Greece 6:58am EDT

South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents

PAJU South Korea - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

ISMAILIA - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Egypt 24 Oct 2014

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