Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.  Full Article | Video 

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'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill 2:16am BST

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

12:12am BST

ISMAILIA - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

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Rapid UK recovery starts to slow from previous red-hot pace

24 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election.

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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

2:36am BST

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video

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U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead

2:32am BST

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.

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Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain's Rajoy over jailed opponent

24 Oct 2014

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.

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Under water in Greece

Torrential rains in Athens turns streets into rivers, uproots trees and floods houses and stores wreaking havoc in the Greek capital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).