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Activists: Russian airstrikes kill dozens in northwest Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian airstrikes have killed dozens of people in a Syrian coastal province, including a rebel commander who formerly served in President Bashar Assad's army, activists said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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UN chief to make visit amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a surprise visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, in a high-profile gambit to bring an end to a monthlong wave of violence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Ex-Fukushima nuclear plant worker confirmed to have cancer

TOKYO (AP) — A man in his 40s who worked at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster is the first person confirmed to have developed cancer from radiation exposure, Japan confirmed Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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At Thailand veggie festival, only flesh of the devout harmed

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's Vegetarian Festival is more than sprouts and tofu — it's an assault on the senses, and for the most devout, on the body itself.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Top US military officer arrives for talks in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no prospect right now for Russia to expand its airstrike campaign into the war-torn country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Drone close calls spur government to require registration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will require many drone aircraft to be registered, a move prompted by the growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks, officials announced Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015

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A health law fine on the uninsured will more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) — The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact in its new pitch for health law sign-ups.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015

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Police describe suspect, seek clues after ZombiCon shooting

Fort Myers police released a description of a suspect in the deadly shooting at a zombie festival and said Monday they had heavily scrutinized a bystander's video showing ghoulish-dressed revelers screaming and running in every direction after four gunshots rang out.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015

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