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9/7/2014 1:25 PM
Plane crashes in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died.

9/7/2014 9:42 AM
Cease-fire appears shaky in Ukraine
SPARTAK, Ukraine —  Clashes broke out today outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

9/7/2014 10:16 AM
Obama to give speech Wednesday on ISIS
WASHINGTON  — President Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

9/7/2014 7:42 AM
U.K. offers Scotland more financial autonomy
LONDON  — The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.

9/7/2014 6:57 AM
U.S. launches airstrikes around Iraq dam
TBILISI, Georgia — The U.S. military said today it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

9/7/2014 6:55 AM
Floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan
SRINAGAR, India  — Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said today.

9/7/2014 6:53 AM
China kills nearly 5,000 dogs
BEIJING — Chinese authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs after blaming five human deaths on rabies in southwestern Yunnan province.

9/6/2014 7:39 AM
Syrian strikes target Islamic State stronghold
BEIRUT — Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group today, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed into a crowded bakery, activists said.

9/6/2014 2:32 PM
ISIS beheads captive Lebanese soldier
BEIRUT  — The mother of a Lebanese soldier held captive by the militant Islamic State group says that photographs posted online purporting to show his beheading appear real.

9/6/2014 10:27 AM
Mystery shrouds plane crash off Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A search-and-rescue operation resumed at first light Saturday off Jamaica’s northeast coast as crews hope to solve the mystery of a private plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple who were taken on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the pilot was apparently incapacitated at the controls.