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A Turkish military vehicle drives on a hillside backdropped by destroyed buildings in the town of Kobani following airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border townIraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say
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Forensics inspect the scene where Moatez Higazi was shot on the roof of his house in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooterIsrael police kill Palestinian suspect of shooting hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem
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Children rights activist Malala Yousafzai, right, receives the World's Children's Prize from Swedish Queen Silvia, left, at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World's Children's Prize 2014 — a global vote involving millions of children. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUT
Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza schoolNobel peace winner Malala donates prize money to build war-damaged Gaza school
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FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian jailed without charge in Iran is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a “farce” 100 days after he was detained. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Reporter's family urges Iran to release himFamily of Washington Post journalist detained in Iran urges authorities to set him free
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Syrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from TurkeySyrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey
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Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanksReport: Iran foils sabotage attempt involving tanks used for transporting heavy water
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In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a model prepares to walk a runway before a fashion show in Neve Tirza prison in Ramle, central Israel. Neve Tirza, Israel’s only women’s prison, hosted its first fashion show Monday where models strutted on a red catwalk, showcasing clothes designed and made by inmates. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion showAP PHOTOS: At an Israeli prison, professional models prowl the catwalk in inmates' creations
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Supporters of Tunisian party Nida Tunis (Tunisia Calls), one showing the logo on the party,  celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014. Nida Tunis took around 35 percent of the seats of the parliament, giving it the right to present a prime minister and form a governing coalition. The Islamists trailed with just 25 percent of the seats. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia pollLiberal party takes 39 percent of seats in Tunisia elections, Islamists close second
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Children, their faces painted with the US, Kurdish and YPG (People's Protection Units) flags, flash victory signs as they pose on a hillside overlooking the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in TurkeyPeshmerga troops, en route to fight Islamic militants in Syria, cheered by Kurds in Turkey
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UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point'UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point' as refugee crisis continues; 3 million have fled
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Man shot in suspected assassination in JerusalemIsraeli police say man shot in suspected assassination attempt in Jerusalem
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Libya military spokesman: Army in central BenghaziMilitary spokesman says Libyan army enters central Benghazi after battling militias for days
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Egyptian security forces secure houses which were destroyed by the Egyptian army on the Egyptian side of the border town of Rafah, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Egyptians are evacuating their homes along the border with Gaza after militants attacked an army post, killing at least 31 soldiers last week. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)
Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near GazaDismayed residents abandon homes as Egyptian army creates buffer zone along Gaza border
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Rescue workers use pipes to pump water out of the mine after underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in the town of Ermenek, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. At least 18 workers were trapped inside, officials and reports said _ an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety standards. In May, a fire inside a coal mine in the western town of Soma killed 301 miners in Turkey’s worst mining disaster. The fire exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections in many of the country's mines.(AP Photo/IHA) TURKEY OUT
Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish minersTurkish rescue workers pump out water, trying to save 18 miners trapped in flooded coal mine
The Associated Press18 hours ago
SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015SodaStream to move its West Bank factory, criticized by activists, to southern Israel in 2015
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