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IS bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 24
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops poised to recapture Fallujah, a city held by the extremists group west of Iraq's capital....
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Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China
BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show....
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Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
MADRID (AP) -- Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday....
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Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north
SYDNEY (AP) -- Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday....
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Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
BEIJING (AP) -- China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue....
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Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping
BEIJING (AP) -- These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population....
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In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline....
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NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, up spending
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- NATO's Parliamentary Assembly has urged alliance members to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to decide to better share the burden of collective defense when they hold a summit in July....
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Barack Obama made a historic trip to Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city on which the United States dropped an atomic bomb at the end of World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied him to the peace park, where the iconic A-bomb dome has been left as it was after the 1945 bombing....
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More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations....
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