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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts....
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A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana....
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Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life
LONDON (AP) -- William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale....
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Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people....
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Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate
BIDUR, Nepal (AP) -- It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage....
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Thailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation....
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Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace....
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Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends....
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Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea
ROME (AP) -- Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled Monday to find room for them....
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Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition....
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