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9/21/2014 6:41 AM
Wife of UK hostage issues plea to ISIS militants
LONDON — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages “before it is too late.”

9/21/2014 6:34 AM
Bomb kills 2 policemen near Egypt Foreign Ministry
CAIRO — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

9/20/2014 5:05 PM
Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s state media says that three people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia.

9/20/2014 11:05 AM
50,000 saved as floods hit Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s disaster management agency says rescuers with boats and helicopters have evacuated about 50,000 people from the country’s south after raging floods inundated more villages there.

9/20/2014 9:02 AM
49 ISIS hostages have been freed
ANKARA, Turkey — Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group.

9/20/2014 8:23 AM
Munich expects 6M visitors at Oktoberfest
MUNICH — Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow.

9/20/2014 12:00 AM
Scotland says 'no' to independence
EDINBURGH — In the end, it was not as close as had been predicted. Scotland voted to reject independence by a clear 10 points. Across the United Kingdom, there was a collective sigh of relief.

9/19/2014 1:55 PM
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant debut
NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

9/19/2014 11:50 AM
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.

9/19/2014 1:48 PM
Scotland 'No' fails to stop push in Spain
BARCELONA, Spain — Scotland’s decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday overwhelmingly gave its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.