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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes continue to press the campaign against Islamic State group positions in eastern Syria, especially oil installations extremists make money from, to the tune of up to $2 million a day. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says strikes also targeted the headquarters of the Islamic State group in the town of Mayadeen.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is entering the fray with F-16 fighter jets earmarked for airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. A parliamentary vote today is considered a formality. Britain, meanwhile, continues to debate participation and is expected to join the coalition.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the FBI says the agency believes it has unmasked the British-accented man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. Director James Comey isn't naming names, nor is he saying whether the U.S. believes the man actually carried out the killings.

BERLIN (AP) — With winter approaching, critical natural gas supplies for Ukraine and beyond are the focus of talks between Kiev and Russia about their long-standing dispute. The dispute, part of a wider conflict over Ukraine's relations with Russia and the West, involves the price of Russian gas supplies and Kiev's historic gas debts. Today's meeting in Berlin between the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers comes more than three months after Moscow cut off gas supplies to Kiev.

BEIJING (AP) — Ten schoolchildren have been killed in southern China, including six who died in a stampede at a primary school and four who were stabbed to death on their way to another school. The official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says it's not clear what caused the stampede and police are searching for a suspect in the stabbings. The stampede injured 22, including two with critical injuries.

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