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US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away and were coming under mortar fire from the Islamic State group as they moved on a power station....
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Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines....
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Jihadi launchpad Tunisia hesitates taking extremists back
KELIBIA, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia has the unhappy distinction of being one of the world's biggest exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State return home to kill Western tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd....
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Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday....
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Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarves
PARIS (AP) -- No more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette....
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Officials: Iraqi forces have secured half of Mosul airport
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Two Iraqi officials say that after a day of fierce fighting, Iraqi forces have secured half of Mosul's airport and most of a sprawling military base next to it on the city's southwestern edge....
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Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks
GENEVA (AP) -- Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, displaced millions and fomented a proxy war by foreign powers....
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Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia's capital last week, police said Friday....
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The Latest: Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):...
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Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president
HAVANA (AP) -- If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old Communist Party official....
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