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Gunmen attack university in northeastern Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 15 people and wounding 29 others, witnesses said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group....
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Al-Qaida frees 300 inmates from Yemeni jail
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say al-Qaida militants in Yemen have stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates, including scores of militants, and that Shiite rebels have fought their way into the heart of Aden to the west....
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Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts, prompting government bombing raids on the area, activists said Thursday....
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3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP
BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) -- Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being exported to the United States and elsewhere....
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AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion
HAVANA (AP) -- The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year....
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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said....
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AP PHOTOS: Time slowly washing away Iran's public bathhouses
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's historic bathhouses, where patrons are rinsed and massaged beneath graceful archways and tiled walls, may soon disappear as interest in them wanes....
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AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court - an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years....
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Germany to examine cockpit doors, health issues after crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is setting up a task force to examine safety issues such as the cockpit door mechanism and medical testing for pilots in the wake of last week's Germanwings crash....
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Turkey detains people suspected of links to banned group
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says police have detained more than 10 people with suspected links to a banned left-wing group....
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