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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

BEIRUT (AP) -- In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes....

Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests

LONDON (AP) -- It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up "God Save the Queen" and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip....

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....

Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary....

Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary....

Polish police find man who entered bear enclosure, got hurt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A man who went missing after tangling with a brown bear at Warsaw's zoo, leaving traces of blood, was found Thursday in the hospital....

Polish police find man who entered bear enclosure, got hurt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A man who went missing after tangling with a brown bear at Warsaw's zoo, leaving traces of blood, was found Thursday in the hospital....

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state....

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

BERLIN (AP) -- The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean....