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Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly contributing to the large exodus of refugees to Europe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Kerry: US weighs Russia offer of military talks on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing an offer from Russia to have military-to-military talks and meetings on the situation in Syria amid increasing U.S. concern and uncertainty about Russia's military buildup there, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

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Court halts execution of Oklahoma man who claims innocence

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An appeals court halted the execution of an Oklahoma man with just hours to spare Wednesday after his attorneys said they had uncovered new evidence, including a fellow inmate's claim that he overheard another man convicted in the case admit he acted alone.

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Zion National Park floods trapped 7 people in narrow canyon

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Seven hikers who entered a narrow desert canyon for a day of canyoneering became trapped when a flash flood filled the chasm with water, killing at least five of them in Zion National Park in southern Utah, officials said Wednesday.

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King of Beers: Makers of Budweiser, Miller eye global merger

LONDON (AP) — The makers of Budweiser aren't satisfied with being the kings of beer. They want an empire.

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Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views

WASHINGTON (AP) — For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero.

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Target, developing healthier habits, hands workers Fitbits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees.

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Egypt to probe 'regrettable' attack on Mexican tour group

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday that the killing of 12 people in an accidental attack by security forces on a group of Mexican tourists traveling in the western desert was "regrettable," but stopped short of apologizing.

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