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  • Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
     SURUC, Turkey – A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by
  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
     JOHANNESBURG – The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week – months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
  • Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery
     TOKYO – Japan’s central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move today to shore up sagging growth in the world’s No. 3 economy.
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Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits just off the coast of southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seismologists say a magnitude-7.1 earthquake has shaken southernmost Mexico. Local media say the quake was felt strongly across much of southern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered about 22 miles (35 kilometers) west-southwest of Tapachula on the Pacific coast.

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