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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby....
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AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores....
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UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats....
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Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land
More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown....
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Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued....
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AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever....
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Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else
BANGKOK (AP) -- Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."...
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Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory
ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) -- The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch....
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El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis....
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Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State fighters have broken into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra which they have captured days earlier, but have not harmed its contents....
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