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IS group seizes town in Iraq's Anbar province
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi, a tribal leader said Friday....
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US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement....
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Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties
MADRID (AP) -- Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists....
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Side story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero....
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The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar rescues over 200 boat people
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Merkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday added urgency to the talks between Athens and its international creditors, saying after a meeting with Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that "very, very intensive work is still needed."...
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World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation....
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AP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti
OBOCK, Djibouti (AP) -- Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country....
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South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration....
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China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home
BEIJING (AP) -- All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours....
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