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Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says Islamic extremists have overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia after a firefight with troops there....
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UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants....
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Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian authorities are stopping all trains from leaving Budapest's main train terminal in an effort to prevent migrants from using it to leave for Austria and Germany....
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Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded....
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Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar....
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Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema....
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Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy....
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China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
BEIJING (AP) -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low....
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Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats....
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Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International....
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