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Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

After threat from Islamic extremists, Christians flee northern Iraqi city of Mosul
Sameer N. Yacoub And Ryan Lucas, The Associated Press

BAGHDAD - The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State extremist group expired, the vast majority of Christians in Mosul had made their decision. They fled.

Erdogan says Israel more barbaric than Hitler

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Israel of 'barbarism that surpasses Hitler'
The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.

Erdogan made the comment during a campaign speech Saturday in the Black Sea port city of Ordu. He is running for the presidency in elections next month.

Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

Dutch leader tells Putin to help Ukraine crash probe during 'extremely intense' phone call
The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation into the Ukraine air disaster.

Mark Rutte told reporters on Saturday that he told Putin he must use his influence over separatist rebels in Ukraine to ensure they do not hinder efforts to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The plane crashed Thursday, killing all 298 passengers and crew, most of them Dutch citizens.

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

US begins building case aimed at tying pro-Russian forces to plane shot down over Ukraine
Julie Pace, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The United States began building a case linking pro-Russian separatists to the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine as a sombre President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at least one American, an "outrage of unspeakable proportions."

Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

Iran nuclear talks extended until November after negotiators fail to meet July deal deadline
George Jahn, The Associated Press

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities by Tehran that could be used to make nuclear arms.

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Seeking who shot down Malaysian plane, leaders demand credible investigation in Ukraine
Peter Leonard And Dmitry Lovetsky, The Associated Press

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine - World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. pointed blame at the separatists, saying Washington believes the jetliner carrying 298 people, including 80 children, likely was downed by an SA-11 missile, and "we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel."

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Seeking who shot down Malaysian plane, leaders demand credible investigation in Ukraine
Peter Leonard And Dmitry Lovetsky, The Associated Press

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine - World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

What is known about the crash of Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine 1 day after
John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press

BRUSSELS - One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:

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THE CAUSE

Everest College Canadian campuses to be sold

Everest College Canadian campuses to be sold by troubled U.S. parent company
Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - An Ontario career college is looking for a new owner after its troubled U.S. parent company announced it would sell off or close down all its campuses.

All 14 branches of the Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care — which are scattered across the province — are in the process of being sold, but the head of the college's Canadian division emphasizes that operations continue as normal.

"There is no impact on the Canadian campuses, it is business as usual," said Rupert Altschuler, president of Everest Colleges Canada.

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

Obama to sign orders protecting gay and transgender workers without new religious exemption
Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the U.S. government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

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