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With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts - everything from cars to feed for their animals - while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings....
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OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging - and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it....
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Private firms filling Latin America's security gap
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release....
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Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday....
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Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States....
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Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem....
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For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe....
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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility....
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New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down....
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Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- When a pope last visited Turkey - Benedict XVI in 2006 - Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam....
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