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9/6/2014 6:46 AM
Cease-fire in Ukraine appears to hold
KIEV, Ukraine  — A cease-fire in Ukraine’s rebellious east appeared to be holding today, but claims by a pro-Russian separatist leader that the Ukrainian side had violated the agreement showed that the fragile deal could quickly unravel.

9/6/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. Muslims denounce fanatics’ terror tactics
PITTSBURGH — The insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has exploded into headlines in recent months, sweeping through much of northern Iraq, capturing the ancient strategic hub of Mosul, terrorizing religious minorities, crucifying opponents, and posting online videos of the beheading of captive American journalists.

9/5/2014 11:01 PM
Seoul: N. Korea fires again
SEOUL — North Korea on Saturday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said.

9/5/2014 4:52 PM
Diverted U.S. plane takes off from Iran
WASHINGTON — A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 U.S. citizens from Afghanistan to Dubai has taken off from Bandar Abbas, Iran, where it was diverted because of issues with its flight plan, a U.S. official said today.

9/5/2014 6:31 PM
Mexico: $9.2B airport won't damage area
MEXICO CITY — Building a $9.2 billion airport in the capital will help rehabilitate the surrounding area and it will not negatively impact the environment, as critics are charging, a top Mexican official said today.

9/5/2014 5:01 PM
Toronto mayor called to testify
TORONTO — Rob Ford has been ordered to testify at a hearing of a friend accused of using extortion to try and retrieve a video of the Toronto mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine, Ford’s lawyer said today.

9/5/2014 12:20 PM
NATO: Action needed against ISIS
NEWPORT, Wales  — President Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.

9/5/2014 9:30 AM
Rebels sign cease-fire deal with Ukraine
MINSK, Belarus — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire today to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks in Minsk.

9/5/2014 11:15 AM
Attacks in Iraq kill 17
BAGHDAD  — A series of attacks across Iraq today killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni tribal chief, while a mass grave in the north was found to contain the bodies of 15 Shiite truck drivers killed by Sunni militants.

9/5/2014 6:46 AM
NATO OKs plans for rapid-response force
NEWPORT, Wales — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans today to dispatch several thousand troops in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region comes under attack.