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49 Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State in Iraq freed

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Islamic State released 49 Turkish hostages seized by militants in June.
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Pope's hat for sale on eBay, bidding now at $258,000

Pope's hat for sale on eBay, bidding now at $258,000

ROME, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A skullcap worn by Pope Francis is up for auction on eBay with sale money going to a charity, and the highest bid is $258,000 and rising.
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Pope's security detail doubled over terror concerns

Pope's security detail doubled over terror concerns

VATICAN CITY, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The threat of a possible terrorist attack has prompted the doubling of security around the Vatican's St. Peter's Square.
Ed Adamczyk
Air France pilots' strike continues into fifth day, may enter second week

Air France pilots' strike continues into fifth day, may enter second week

PARIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A strike by Air France pilots entered its fifth day on Friday, and is expected to continue until September 26.
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Obama refuses to grant Ukraine special non-NATO ally status

Obama refuses to grant Ukraine special non-NATO ally status

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's requests for lethal aid and special security status as a non-NATO-ally were both denied by U.S. President Barack Obama.
JC Finley
PM Modi said Indian Muslims would 'die for India'

PM Modi said Indian Muslims would 'die for India'

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a message for Islamist extremists trying to gain a foothold in his country: You're not welcome here.
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Suspect in 1998 embassy bombings pleads guilty

Suspect in 1998 embassy bombings pleads guilty

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Adel Abdel Bary, accused of helping plan the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, pleaded guilty Friday in a New York federal court.
Ed Adamczyk
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games

Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Royal British heartthrob Prince Harry made a girl's day when he hoisted her up on his shoulders to get a better view at the Invictus Games closing ceremony.
Gabrielle Levy
First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Alex Salmond resigns after failed independence vote

First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Alex Salmond resigns after failed independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Alex Salmond resigns as First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party after Scots vote to remain part of the United Kingdom.
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Iran issues lashings, imprisonment sentences for 7 who made Pharrell Williams 'Happy' fan video

Iran issues lashings, imprisonment sentences for 7 who made Pharrell Williams 'Happy' fan video

TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The seven young Iranians who were arrested in May for making a Pharrell Williams' "Happy" fan video have been sentenced.
JC Finley
Apple iPhone 6 goes on sale globally

Apple iPhone 6 goes on sale globally

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus went on sale Friday across the globe, attracting long lines of customers eager to be the world's first owners.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. monitoring terror plots from al-Qaida

U.S. monitoring terror plots from al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. analysts are monitoring terrorist threats originating from al-Qaida's Syrian arm, while the world's attention is turned to the Islamic State.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. to Iran ahead of nuclear talks: Free detained Americans

U.S. to Iran ahead of nuclear talks: Free detained Americans

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- On the eve of the latest round of Iranian nuclear negotiations, the U.S. renewed its call for the release of American citizens detained in Iran.
JC Finley
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea

Ebola health workers killed in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A team of healthcare workers in Guinea were murdered as they tried to raise awareness about the deadly Ebola virus.
JC Finley
U.S. delegation to Iran nuclear talks initially 'not very optimistic'

U.S. delegation to Iran nuclear talks initially 'not very optimistic'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. and Iranian officials met Wednesday and Thursday for bilateral talks in New York regarding Iran's nuclear program.
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