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Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle....
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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say....
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Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics....
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Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said....
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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally....
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Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely....
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Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....
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Pope meets with autistic children
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition....
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Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday....
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