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10/4/2014 7:43 PM
Libya frees British hostage
LONDON — Britain’s Foreign Office says a teacher who had been held hostage by militants in Libya for the past four months has been safely freed and reunited with his family.

10/4/2014 4:38 PM
Hurricane intensifies off Mexico's coast
MIAMI  — Simon has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

10/4/2014 1:38 PM
Jean-Claude Duvalier dies
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died today of a heart attack, his attorney said.

10/4/2014 11:37 AM
Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to ISIS
DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State today and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.

10/4/2014 11:34 AM
Town falls to Islamic State in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Islamic State fighters stormed a town in Iraq's western Anbar province today, its latest conquest in the desert region where it has chalked up a string of victories, a military official and people fleeing the scene said.

10/4/2014 9:07 AM
Ukraine: 12 rebels killed at airport
KIEV — Pro-Russian separatists have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began on Sept.5, losing 12 men in attacks on buildings at Donetsk airport, Ukrainian military officials said today.

10/4/2014 9:04 AM
Standoffs get ugly in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — Standoffs between Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly today, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city’s leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday.

10/4/2014 6:56 AM
Assad makes rare appearance
BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance today by attending prayers at a mosque in the capital, Damascus, marking the beginning of an important Muslim holiday as an offensive by Islamic State group near the border with Turkey intensified.

10/4/2014 6:45 AM
N. Korean official visits S. Korea
SEOUL — North Korea’s presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang’s inner circle met with South Korean officials today in the rivals’ highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible indication that both sides are interested in pursuing better ties after months of animosity.

10/4/2014 6:41 AM
Cameron: Hostage's killers must be found
LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron says the “completely unforgivable” slaying of a British hostage in Syria demonstrates the necessity of destroying the Islamic State extremist group.