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In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo, Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans and hold a photograph during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Journalists beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be executed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic State group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria has shocked the United States into launching expanded air strikes at a time when Americans were expecting to pull back from the Middle East after more than a decade of war.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimesUN war crimes panel emphasizes Assad government role in daily atrocities
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Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministersIraqi officials: Prime minister has completed Cabinet, filling key posts of defense, interior
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People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Dutch to present less austere budget for 2015Dutch ready to look beyond austerity as more money set for defense, security
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A man observes damage done to a car after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pactUkraine's parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen ties with the European Union
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.  The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoffBeijing says deep sea rig that sparked standoff with Vietnam later found gas closer to China
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
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2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State OperaBertrand de Billy resigns from Vienna State Opera - shortly after Franz Welser-Moest left
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The music publishers for American rapper Eminem are suing New Zealand’s ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial. Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated both claim the National Party breached copyright laws by using Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself.” A spokesman for the two companies, Joel Martin, said they filed a case Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014,  in the New Zealand High Court and are seeking damages.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political partyEminem's publishers sue New Zealand political party over music used in campaign ad
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Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71Rapper-actor Common's father, Lonnie 'Pops' Lynn, known for spoken-word poems, dies at 71
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This CD cover image released by Interscope Records shows "Songs of Innocence," by U2. U2's latest album was given away for free to iTunes users at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, Calif. All customers with iTunes accounts received the 11-song "Songs of Innocence" for free last Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Interscope Records)
Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million usersApple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users in six days since free copies issued
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David William Noll stands before a judge during a hearing Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Park City, Utah. Noll, a California man pleaded guilty to defacing two Utah murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy. Noll will pay $13,000 in restoration costs as part of a plea agreement. Noll told a judge Monday he was suffering from a bout with bipolar disorder when he drove to Park City and damaged the works on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
$13K restitution ordered in Banksy defacement caseCalifornia man to pay $13,000 to restore defaced Banksy graffiti art in Park City
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