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This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe – the same number as died during all of last year.
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

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  • 6 dead, 15 hurt in Ukraine city
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday – the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect Sept. 5.
  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico’s Baja California
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.
  • AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad
     WASHINGTON – The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
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