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Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

September 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicte... more »»

 
 
 
Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome... more »»

AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan

September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. more »»

Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

September 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State grou... more »»

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

September 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped u. more »»

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

September 23, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of... more »»

US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

September 23, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and... more »»

Libya rival backers reject outside interference

September 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations, the European Union and 13 countries, including those suspected of supporting rival sides in Libya, signed an agreement Monday that calls for an end to any... more »»

Yemeni Shiite rebel sweep into capital kills 340

September 22, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country's Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and... more »»

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

September 22, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a... more »»

Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

September 22, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will kill him unless France ends its participation in... more »»

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

September 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of... more »»

Representatives of Hamas, Fatah meet in Cairo

September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Hamas and a Fatah official met in Cairo on Monday ahead of the start of reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions this week in the Egyptian capital, an official... more »»

High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87

September 22, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the... more »»

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

September 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist... more »»

Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola treatment center

September 22, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's largest Ebola treatment center is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have the dreaded diseas. more »»

At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

September 22, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful... more »»

UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

September 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country... more »»

New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to... more »»

Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

September 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria, the South African government said Monday. more »»

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

September 22, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanne... more »»

 
 

Fall Frenzy Girls Night Out September 23, 2014

Shop in downtown Fort Dodge for the Fall Frenzy Girls Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, sweets and great deals. more »

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