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Car bombing near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey's news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people....
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Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighborhood in western Mosul on Friday and took full control of the international airport on the city's southwestern edge from the Islamic State group, according to Iraqi officials....
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The Latest: Iraqi troops enter first west Mosul neighborhood
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the Iraqi forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State militants (all times local):...
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US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away and were coming under mortar fire from the Islamic State group as they moved on a power station....
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Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday, as they began a sweep of the airport for any traces of the deadly toxin....
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Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers
The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death....
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Jihadi launchpad Tunisia hesitates taking extremists back
KELIBIA, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia has the unhappy distinction of being one of the world's biggest exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State return home to kill Western tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd....
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South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm....
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Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday....
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US envoys try to lower Mexico tensions as Trump amps them up
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- There were promises of cooperation, of closer economic ties, and frequent odes to the enduring partnership between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. But there were no public mentions of that massive border wall or President Donald Trump's plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico as top U.S. officials visited the Mexican capital....
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