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  • Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest

    22 Oct 2014 at 5:28am
    BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi students went back to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by the Islamic State group had taken shelter in school ...
     
  • Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

    22 Oct 2014 at 5:19am
    In this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, Sheik Khalil Ibrahim Haidan, a local tribal elder, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib suburb, Iraq. The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Haidan said at his family farm. After the revelation of prisoner abuse at the hands of U.S. troops following the 2003 invasion, Abu Ghraib became the scene of brutal insurgent attacks. Al-Qaida in Iraq, which eventually would morph into the group now known as Islamic State, targeted tribal leaders opposed to its ideology throughout Iraq?s Sunni heartland in the years that followed. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) ? The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants.
     
  • Insurer ACE says excluding Ebola cover on some new and renewal policies

    22 Oct 2014 at 5:09am
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer ACE said on Wednesday it was excluding cover for Ebola on some new and renewal policies. The company, which offers coverage for U.S.-based firms that travel or have operations outside the country, said it was select...
     
  • North Korea frees detained American, two still held

    22 Oct 2014 at 5:08am
    File photo obtained on June 10, 2014 courtesy of The City of Moraine, Ohio, shows Jeffrey Fowle, the US tourist who was released in North Korea on October 21, 2014Washington (AFP) - North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang to fly him home.
     
  • Smooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protests

    22 Oct 2014 at 5:08am
    HONG KONG (AP) ? Smooth jazz star Kenny G has paid a surprise visit to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, causing bemusement among Chinese authorities who had warned about the influence of foreign forces.
     
  • Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

    22 Oct 2014 at 4:59am
    A woman stands at the 15th floor of the new building to host the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, GermanyAsian markets mostly pushed higher Wednesday, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe in response to reports that the European Central Bank would widen its stimulus programme.
     
  • Bank of England keeps rates steady

    22 Oct 2014 at 4:57am
    LONDON (AP) ? Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy.
     
  • Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding

    22 Oct 2014 at 4:56am
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ? A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Pro...
     
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