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Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference....
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Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild
NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time....
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism....
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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."...
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700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks
GENEVA (AP) -- This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same number as died during all of last year....
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Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said....
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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom....
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Thai police hunt for killer of 2 British tourists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers' residences Tuesday searching for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier....
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Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday....
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Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula....
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