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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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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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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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Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall....
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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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Investigators find cellphones amid German crash debris
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened....
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Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday....
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