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THE LATEST: FIFA spokesman: 'FIFA is the damaged party'
ZURICH (AP) -- 12:05 a.m. (1005 GMT, 6:05 a.m. EDT)...
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Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday....
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Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day....
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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital, hitting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa sending black smoke billowing into the air and causing panic among residents in the early hours of the morning....
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4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said....
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AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors - speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public....
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Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes....
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Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad - a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip - for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory airstrikes overnight....
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Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a "defeat for humanity"
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."...
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Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon
PARIS (AP) -- France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism....
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